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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/5] Dynamic ID addition doesn't need get_driver()
On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 01:34:41PM -0500, Alan Stern wrote:
> As part of the removal of get_driver()/put_driver(), this patch
> (as1511) changes all the places that add dynamic IDs for drivers.
> Since these additions are done by writing to the drivers' sysfs
> attribute files, and the attributes are removed when the drivers are
> unregistered, there is no reason to take an extra reference to the
> drivers.
> The one exception is the pci-stub driver, which calls pci_add_dynid()
> as part of its registration. But again, there's no reason to take an
> extra reference here, because the driver can't be unloaded while it is
> being registered.
> Signed-off-by: Alan Stern <>
> CC: Dmitry Torokhov <>
> CC: Jiri Kosina <>
> CC: Jesse Barnes <>
> CC: Dominik Brodowski <>

For the PCMCIA part: Acked-by: Dominik Brodowski <>


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