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    SubjectRe: refcounting drivers' data structures used in sysfs buffers
    On Mon, 12 Mar 2007, Oliver Neukum wrote:

    > > > I don't like reverting my own code. But I predict he'll tell you that a
    > > > driver's bond with a device should be represented in a data structure
    > > > that is to be refcounted.
    > >
    > > :-)
    >
    > Coming to think about it, he might be right there.

    There still would be a synchronization problem. Refcounts don't solve
    races; they only solve lifetime problems. And you would still have to
    change the sysfs API, plus all the other stuff...

    Do you think Linus would listen if all three of us (plus maybe Greg) tried
    to convince him?

    Alan Stern

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