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SubjectRe: PCI driver module unload race?
On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 08:09:43PM +0000, Russell King wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 11:12:37AM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 10:47:49AM +0000, Russell King wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > What prevents the following scenario from happening? It's purely
> > > theoretical - I haven't seen this occuring.
> > >
> > > - Load PCI driver.
> > >
> > > - PCI driver registers using pci_module_init(), and adds itself to sysfs.
> > >
> > > - Hot-plugin a PCI device which uses this driver. sysfs matches the PCI
> > > driver, and calls the PCI drivers probe function.
> >
> > Ugh, yes you are correct, I can't believe I missed this before.
> >
> > How does this patch look?
>
> Hrm, I'm wondering whether this should be part of the device model
> infrastructure. After all, surely every subsystems device driver
> which could be a module would need this to prevent unload races?

Very good point, I can see myself duplicating this logic for every
subsystem :)

I'll look into moving this into the driver core later today.

thanks,

greg k-h
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