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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 05/10] tpm: device class for tpm
On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 11:00:16AM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 02:49:49PM +0200, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
>
> > +static void tpm_dev_release(struct device *dev)
> > +{
> > +}
> > +
>
> These patches are so close to actually fixing many of the use-after-free
> problems too :)

Excellent!

> > int tpm_dev_add_device(struct tpm_chip *chip)
> > {
> > int rc;
> >
> > - chip->vendor.miscdev.fops = &tpm_fops;
> > + chip->dev.class = tpm_class;
> > + chip->dev.release = tpm_dev_release;
> > + chip->dev.parent = chip->pdev;
> > + dev_set_name(&chip->dev, chip->devname);
> > + rc = device_register(&chip->dev);
>
> I think all of this should live in tpm-chip.c
>
> I would also suggest using device_initialize during tpmm_alloc_chip
> and device_add + cdev_add during tpm_register. That way the dev member
> is always valid and we can immediately use put_device to do the free and
> devm just does put_device.

Right. Makes sense. I'll do this change.

> > void tpm_dev_del_device(struct tpm_chip *chip)
> > {
> > - if (chip->vendor.miscdev.name)
> > - misc_deregister(&chip->vendor.miscdev);
> > + if (get_device(&chip->dev) != NULL) {
> > + cdev_del(&chip->cdev);
> > + device_unregister(&chip->dev);
> > + put_device(&chip->dev);
> > + }
>
> The get/put seems oddly placed - really the caller of del_device must
> be holding the ref I don't see that del_device needs it..

I checked from the source code and what you say is corrrect.

> Ultimately we want things so that when the ref count goes to 0 then
> the chip will be freed - this means that get_device can never fail
> since chip->dev will be deallocated memory.

This is again something that I acknowledge but did not want to bake into
patch set.

> > +struct class *tpm_class;
> > +dev_t tpm_devt;
>
> Also makes more sense to me in chip-chip

Ack.

> Jason

/Jarkko


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