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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFD] alternative kobject release wait mechanism
On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 03:49:01 +0900,
Tejun Heo <> wrote:

> Oh, one more thing, with proper code audit, we can just make
> device_unregister() do the waiting instead of adding separate
> device_unregister_wait(). I think that will be a good step toward
> immediate-detach driver model.

Do we really want that? If the release function doesn't sit in the
module, or if the device_unregister() is done for other reasons in a
non-module, we don't care about lingering references. There's no need
to wait (and possibly lock up) there.
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