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SubjectRe: 2.6.24-rc5 "videobuf_read_start" [drivers/media/video/videobuf-dvb.ko] undefined!
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Em Qua, 2007-12-12 às 13:03 +0100, Adrian Bunk escreveu:
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 09:03:14AM -0200, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> >...
> > I'm afraid that this wouldn't avoid this bug, however.
> >
> > The removal of the EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL seemed to be the intention of
> > Brandon, since he renamed the function, removing the locks. I think he
> > didn't noticed that videobuf_dvb were using videobuf_read_start. The
> > patch I've just send fixes it properly.
>
> At least in the commit in Linus' tree, videobuf_read_start() stayed
> nearly unchanged.

Hmm... I should have reviewed the patch instead of trusting on my
memory. Yes, you're right. Brandon didn't rename this function.

What happened is that changeset 19bc5133dae9562e8824ef101464061f9854c1d8
fixed some bad locks.

After this changeset, videobuf_read_stream() holds q->lock and calls
videobuf_read_start(). To avoid waiting forever for the lock to be
released, he removed the mutex from videobuf_read_start with this line
[1]:

- err = videobuf_mmap_setup(q, count, size, V4L2_MEMORY_USERPTR);
+ err = __videobuf_mmap_setup(q, count, size, V4L2_MEMORY_USERPTR);

So, after the patch, videobuf_read_start() can't be safely called. So,
just adding EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() breaks videobuf-dvb at runtime.

The proper solution is provided by this changeset:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/mchehab/v4l-dvb.git;a=commitdiff;h=19fb1457990b6b7e15586ec7331541a184233acc

This renames the old videobuf_read_start() to __videobuf_read_start()
and adds a newer one to be called externally, that holds the lock,
before calling __videobuf_mmap_setup().

[1] After his changeset, all functions with __foo() don't touch on
q->lock.

--
Cheers,
Mauro

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