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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] TTY: call tty_driver_lookup_tty unconditionally
On 10/12/2011 11:32 AM, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> Commit 4a2b5fddd5 (Move tty lookup/reopen to caller) made the call to
> tty_driver_lookup_tty conditional in tty_open. It doesn't look like it
> was an intention. Or if it was, it was not documented in the changelog
> and the code now looks weird. For example there would be no need to
> remember the tty driver and tty index. Further the condition depends
> on a tty which we drop a reference of already.
>
> If I'm looking correctly, this should not matter thanks to the locking
> currently done there. Thus, tty_driver->ttys[idx] cannot change under
> our hands. But anyway, it makes sense to change that to the old
> behaviour.

Well, this doesn't work for ptys. devpts lookup code expects an inode to
be one of devpts filesystem (/dev/pts/*), not something on tmpfs like
/dev/tty. So it looks like the change was intentional, but very
undocumented and leaving there some unused code.
Now, I don't know what to do with the tty being around with a dropped
reference. Maybe nothing in the presence of the BTM which I *think*
prevents tty to go now.

Also I have just found that having ptm_unix98_lookup is pointless. For
master, we have ptmx_open which doesn't call lookup. And if it did, it
would trigger BUG_ON in devpts_get_tty called from ptm_unix98_lookup.

thanks,
--
js


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