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SubjectRe: Incorrect uses of get_driver()/put_driver()
On Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:35:09 -0500 (EST)
Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu> wrote:

> drivers/ssb/main.c:146: get_driver(&drv->drv);
> drivers/ssb/main.c:153: put_driver(&drv->drv);
>
> Michael, these are part of ssb_driver_get() and ssb_driver_put(), used
> in ssb_devices_freeze() and ssb_devices_thaw(). They don't currently
> do anything, but it looks as if they are meant to prevent the driver
> from being unloaded. Should they be replaced with try_module_get()?
> Or would it be good enough to call device_attach() in
> ssb_devices_thaw()?

Hm, It seems that this code is trying to pin the ssb_driver, so that
it doesn't become invalid during the freeze period. So it most likely wants
to protect against module unload and driver unbind here. Not sure
if that actually works, though :/

--
Greetings, Michael.


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