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SubjectRe: pktcdvd -> sysfs warning with 2.6.27
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On Tue, 2008-10-14 at 10:38 +0200, Kay Sievers wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 7:27 AM, Peter Osterlund <petero2@telia.com> wrote:
> > Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> writes:
> >
> >> On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 10:28:13PM +0100, Nix wrote:
> >>> On 12 Oct 2008, Greg KH uttered the following:
> >>> > Perhaps some other kernel code is registering with that same major/minor
> >>> > number, making it already present in sysfs. Where does that sysfs file
> >>> > link to before you load your driver?
> >>>
> >>> Exactly so. This is probably *not* a regression after all: the only
> >>> change I made to my 2.6.27 config (weeks before actually rebooting, so I
> >>> forgot) was to build in the CMOS RTC driver, in a hopeless attempt to
> >>> make hrtimers work on this old hardware (I knew it was hopeless but
> >>> tried anyway). (Unsurprisingly it didn't work:
> >>> <http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0810.1/1033.html> worked,
> >>> thank *you* Jeff, I have glitch-free pulseaudio and microsecond sleeps
> >>> and several of my programs are happier!)
> >>>
> >>> And, looky here, a smoking gun:
> >>>
> >>> hades:~# ls -l /sys/dev/char/254:0 /dev/rtc*
> >>> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2008-10-13 22:16 /sys/dev/char/254:0 -> ../../devices/platform/rtc_cmos/rtc/rtc0
> >>> hades:~# ls -l
> >>> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2008-10-13 21:57 /dev/rtc -> rtc0
> >>> crw-r--r-- 1 root root 254, 0 2008-10-13 21:57 /dev/rtc0
> >>>
> >>> hades:~# pktsetup cdrw /dev/cdrw
> >>> hades:~# ls -l /dev/pktcdvd/
> >>> total 0
> >>> brw-r----- 1 root root 254, 0 2008-10-13 22:23 cdrw
> >>> crw-r--r-- 1 root root 10, 63 2008-10-13 21:57 control
> >>> brw-rw---- 1 root cdrom 254, 0 2008-10-13 22:23 pktcdvd0
> >>>
> >>> Am I right in assuming that this sort of isn't going to work? :)
> >>
> >> Yes, you are right :)
> >
> > I don't think so. One is a character device and the other is a block
> > device. Block devices didn't use to collide with character devices.
> > Has that changed recently?
>
> No, that's still true.
>
> >>> Major 254 is listed as LOCAL/EXPERIMENTAL USE in devices.txt. I don't
> >>> consider either pktcdvd or the rtc drivers as LOCAL/EXPERIMENTAL: the
> >>> former in particular has been in the kernel for years.
> >>
> >> Both of those should get "real" majors assigned to them. It's not ok to
> >> randomly go grabbing major:minor numbers like this for code that is in
> >> mainline.
> >
> > It's not about random grabbing. It's about getting a dynamically
> > assigned number. The pktcdvd driver once had static numbers, but at
> > the time when the driver was merged into the mainline kernel, dynamic
> > numbers were considered better. Therefore I changed the driver to use
> > dynamic numbers.
>
> The pktcdvd driver allocates a dynamic block major, which is fine. But
> doesn't it use the same number, and now not allocated, for the char
> devices it uses? That looks like something that needs to fixed, right?
>
> static void pkt_sysfs_dev_new(struct pktcdvd_device *pd)
> {
> if (class_pktcdvd) {
> pd->dev = device_create_drvdata(class_pktcdvd, NULL,
> pd->pkt_dev, NULL,
> "%s", pd->name);

Something similar to this, with error checking, might be needed. It has
two independent majors now in block and char:
$ grep pkt /proc/devices
251 pktcdvd-char
252 pktcdvd


diff --git a/drivers/block/pktcdvd.c b/drivers/block/pktcdvd.c
index 29b7a64..07dd157 100644
--- a/drivers/block/pktcdvd.c
+++ b/drivers/block/pktcdvd.c
@@ -86,6 +86,7 @@
static struct pktcdvd_device *pkt_devs[MAX_WRITERS];
static struct proc_dir_entry *pkt_proc;
static int pktdev_major;
+static int pktdev_char_major;
static int write_congestion_on = PKT_WRITE_CONGESTION_ON;
static int write_congestion_off = PKT_WRITE_CONGESTION_OFF;
static struct mutex ctl_mutex; /* Serialize open/close/setup/teardown */
@@ -301,9 +302,11 @@ static struct kobj_type kobj_pkt_type_wqueue = {

static void pkt_sysfs_dev_new(struct pktcdvd_device *pd)
{
+ dev_t devno = MKDEV(pktdev_char_major, MINOR(pd->pkt_dev));
+
if (class_pktcdvd) {
pd->dev = device_create_drvdata(class_pktcdvd, NULL,
- pd->pkt_dev, NULL,
+ devno, NULL,
"%s", pd->name);
if (IS_ERR(pd->dev))
pd->dev = NULL;
@@ -320,10 +323,12 @@ static void pkt_sysfs_dev_new(struct pktcdvd_device *pd)

static void pkt_sysfs_dev_remove(struct pktcdvd_device *pd)
{
+ dev_t devno = MKDEV(pktdev_char_major, MINOR(pd->pkt_dev));
+
pkt_kobj_remove(pd->kobj_stat);
pkt_kobj_remove(pd->kobj_wqueue);
if (class_pktcdvd)
- device_destroy(class_pktcdvd, pd->pkt_dev);
+ device_destroy(class_pktcdvd, devno);
}


@@ -3067,6 +3072,7 @@ static struct miscdevice pkt_misc = {
static int __init pkt_init(void)
{
int ret;
+ dev_t devno;

mutex_init(&ctl_mutex);

@@ -3083,6 +3089,9 @@ static int __init pkt_init(void)
if (!pktdev_major)
pktdev_major = ret;

+ alloc_chrdev_region(&devno, 0, 255, "pktcdvd-char");
+ pktdev_char_major = MAJOR(devno);
+
ret = pkt_sysfs_init();
if (ret)
goto out;
@@ -3117,6 +3126,8 @@ static void __exit pkt_exit(void)
pkt_debugfs_cleanup();
pkt_sysfs_cleanup();

+ unregister_chrdev_region(MKDEV(pktdev_char_major, 0), 255);
+
unregister_blkdev(pktdev_major, DRIVER_NAME);
mempool_destroy(psd_pool);
}




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