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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tracing: fix event_subsystem ref counting
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On Tue, 2011-11-01 at 09:12 +0800, Li Zefan wrote:
> Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > On Mon, 2011-10-31 at 11:07 +0200, Ilya Dryomov wrote:
> >> Fix a bug introduced by e9dbfae5, which prevents event_subsystem from
> >> ever being released.
> >>
> >> Ref_count was added to keep track of subsystem users, not for counting
> >> events. Subsystem is created with ref_count = 1, so there is no need to
> >> increment it for every event, we have nr_events for that. Fix this by
> >> touching ref_count only when we actually have a new user -
> >> subsystem_open().
> >
> > Good catch, I'll pull this in.
> >
>
> I made a different fix last week:
>
> http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=131978486911595&w=2
>
> but I guess Ilya's version is a bit better.

That patch was still in my queue to process, as I missed it during my
travels to Prague. But yeah, I think Ilya's patch is a better solution.

Thanks!

-- Steve





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