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SubjectRe: Bug (?) in subsystem kset refcounts
On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 12:01:41PM -0500, Alan Stern wrote:
> It's unfortunate that initialization of various parts of a kobject or
> driver-model object is so order-sensitive. Worse yet is the fact that
> these dependencies are not mentioned in Documentation/kobject.txt,
> Documentation/driver-model, include/linux/kobject.h, or
> include/linux/device.h. Wouldn't it be a good idea to add, for example to
> Documentation/kobject.txt, a description of which members of struct
> kobject must be initialized before calling kobject_init() and which must
> be initialized before calling kobject_add()? And of course to do the same
> for all the other important structures as well.

I agree. More documentation is definitely needed. I know Pat has some
documentation changes queued up, but patches to update portions that are
missing (such as these requirements) will always be gladly accepted.


greg k-h
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