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SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] USB patches for 2.6.33-git

On Mon, 14 Dec 2009, Russ Dill wrote:
> From: Russ Dill <>
> Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 10:31:27 -0700
> Subject: [PATCH] Close usb_find_interface race v3

Ok, patch looks good to me.

However, now I just wonder whether this re-introduces the original race.

In the original race description:

> USB drivers that create character devices call usb_register_dev in their
> probe function. This associates the usb_interface device with that minor
> number and creates the character device and announces it to the world.
> However, the driver's probe function is called before the new
> usb_interface is added to the driver's klist_devices.

and now we obviously no longer care about that klist_devices thing any
more, but we _do_ care about 'dev->driver'.

Has that been set by the time the driver's probe function is called? Or
are we now going to have the same situation as before the original patch?

[ That obviously always worked for my printer situation, but I'm just
wondering if this patch actually now helps whatever problem the original
patch was supposed to help? ]

Somebody who knows the USB driver binding code better than I do should
look at this. Greg?


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