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    SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 02/11] firewire: Move fw_card kref functions into linux/firewire.h
    On 15/02/2012 19:10, Stefan Richter wrote:
    > On Feb 15 Chris Boot wrote:
    >> When writing a firewire driver that doesn't deal with struct fw_device
    >> objects (e.g. it only publishes FireWire units and doesn't subscribe to
    >> them), you likely need to keep referenced to struct fw_card objects so
    >> that you can send messages to other nodes. This patch moves
    >> fw_card_put(), fw_card_get() and fw_card_release() into the public
    >> include/linux/firewire.h header instead of drivers/firewire/core.h, and
    >> adds EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(fw_card_release).
    >> The firewire-sbp-target module requires these so it can keep a reference
    >> to the fw_card object in order that it can fetch ORBs to execute and
    >> read/write related data and status information.
    >> Signed-off-by: Chris Boot<>
    >> Cc: Clemens Ladisch<>
    > Acked-by: Stefan Richter<>




    Chris Boot

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