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SubjectRe: [PATCH] pci_find_device --> pci_get_device
Rolf Eike Beer napsal(a):

>Jiri Slaby wrote:
>
>
>>Kernel version: 2.6.13-rc3-git4
>>
>>* This patch removes from kernel tree pci_find_device and changes
>>it with pci_get_device. Next, it adds pci_dev_put, to decrease reference
>>count of the variable.
>>* Next, there are some (about 10 or so) gcc warning problems (i. e.
>>variable may be unitialized) solutions, which were around code with old
>>pci_find_device.
>>
>>
>
>Is this the reason why you initialize members of static structs? If this is
>uninitialized it will end in the bss section and will be zeroed before the
>kernel uses is. If you do it will go into data section and add more bloat to
>the binary. At least this is the explanation I got once why not to do this.
>
>
I can't find now changes of initialization static variables, but i have
deleted section
dealing up with gcc warning from patch, it would go on a queue later.

>Many of the callers of pci_find_device() look like they are not ported to the
>2.6 driver API and do the scanning for devices themself. I think it would be
>a good idea to try to convert them to the new driver model instead of
>replacing this. When you mark this deprecated and they still use the old
>function everyone using this will see that there is some work to do.
>
>
I don't know now the difference between API accurately, but I'll study
it in a few days
and delete this sections from patch, alternatively rewrite the code.

>>* Some code was unpretty, or ugly, so the patch provides more readable
>>code, in some cases.
>>
>>
>
>If you try to beautify code then please use for_each_pci_dev() macro from
>include/linux/pci.h where possible.
>
>
Done.

>When you want something of this getting included you have to split that into
>pieces. Use extra patches for changes in coding style and functionality.
>
>
Yeah, the patch now provides only changes of pci_find problems.
[Gcc will be discussed later, after doing more changes and completing patch
against gcc 4, where are more warnings...]


OK. The new patch is:
http://www.fi.muni.cz/~xslaby/lnx/lnx-pci_find-2.6.13-r3g4_1.patch
and bzipped
http://www.fi.muni.cz/~xslaby/lnx/lnx-pci_find-2.6.13-r3g4_1.patch.bz2
[Kernel version is the same (2.6.13-rc3-git4)]

And the patch now contains only:
* This patch removes from kernel tree pci_find_device and changes
it with pci_get_device. Next, it adds pci_dev_put, to decrease reference
count of the variable.
* Some code was unpretty, or ugly, so the patch provides more readable
code, in some cases.
* Marks the function (pci_find_device) as deprecated in pci.h

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Jiri Slaby www.fi.muni.cz/~xslaby
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