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SubjectRe: [PATCH RESEND] char_dev: add cdev->release() and convert cdev_alloc() to use it
On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 06:36:56PM +0200, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Add cdev->release() so that cdev can be considered in more involved
> object lifetime management. cdev_alloc() used a separate ktype for
> auto-free release(). This patch converts it to use cdev->release() so
> that there's no need for separate ktype and cdev_init() can be used
> for auto-free variant too.
> Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <>

Ick, I really don't want struct cdev to be used for lifecycle
management, as it is only for major:minor stuff. Why do you want to
make this change?


greg k-h

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