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SubjectRe: idr_get_new_exact ?
On 09/20/2010 02:31 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Sep 2010 16:11:31 +0200
> Ohad Ben-Cohen<ohad@wizery.com> wrote:
>
>
>> Occasionally, drivers care about the value that idr associates with
>> their pointers.
>>
>> Today we have idr_get_new_above() which allocates a new idr entry
>> above or equal to a given starting id, but sometimes drivers need to
>> force an exact value.
>>
>> To overcome this small API gap, drivers are wrapping idr_get_new_above
>> and then either BUG_ON() or just call idr_remove() and returns -EBUSY
>> when idr allocates them an id which is different than their requested
>> value.
>>
>> There are only a handful of users who need this (see below. especially
>> note the i2c comment :), but it might be nice to have such an API (a
>> bit less of code, and a bit less error prone).
>>
>> Would something like the below be desirable/acceptable ?
>>
> It seems OK to me - it's an improvement over what we have now.
>
>

Looks ok to me also. This is exactly what cxgb* needs. IE the driver
manages the ID space and never expects an idr insertion to fail because
its already inserted. That constitutes a driver bug (which is why the
BUG_ON() is there :)).

Steve.



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