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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/40] Staging: hv: Driver cleanup
On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 07:38:21AM -0700, K. Y. Srinivasan wrote:
> Further cleanup of the hv drivers:
>
> 1) Cleanup the reference counting mess for both stor and net devices.

I really don't understand the need for reference counting on the storage
side, especially now that you only have a SCSI driver. The SCSI
midlayer does proper counting on it's objects (Scsi_Host, scsi_device,
scsi_cmnd), so you'll get that for free given that SCSI drivers just
piggyback on the midlayer lifetime rules.

For now your patches should probably go in as-is, but mid-term you
should be able to completely remove that code on the storage side.



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