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SubjectRe: [PATCH 28/36] PCI: Add pci_bus_extend/shrink_top()
On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Bjorn Helgaas <> wrote:
> I've objected to this before on the grounds that it's not safe to
> update res->end because res is already linked into the resource tree,
> but I just noticed another problem.
> Tree updates are protected by resource_lock, but we don't hold that
> here.  I'm sure you "know" that this update can't race with any other
> conflicting resource operations, but its safety certainly is not
> obvious from the patch.
> I think a better implementation would be to add something like
> "resource_extend()" that could live in kernel/resource.c so it could
> do the appropriate locking and checking.  Such an interface could also
> be independent of the resource type, which may be useful when doing
> mem/io resource reassignment.

Thanks for point it out.

Let me thinking about it.

> This patch is already in Jesse's linux-next branch (commit
> c901d4c0407), so I'm leaving it up to you and Jesse to figure out
> what, if anything, to do about this.

No, this patch is one in busn_alloc patchset. Jesse did NOT pick that
patchset yet.

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