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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/2] usb/gadget: independent registration of gadgets and gadget
On Mon, 16 Feb 2015, Ruslan Bilovol wrote:

> This patchset adds independent registration of gadgets
> and gadget drivers to udc-core. This is very useful for
> built-in modules into kernel case since it's possible
> situation that gadget driver is probing at a time
> when no gadgets are registered in udc-core.
> In this case instead of silently failing without
> of any attempt to recover, with independent registration
> of gadgets and gadget drivers there is no matter
> in which order gadgets and gadget drivers are
> probed/registered.
>
> This patch has side-effect on gadget drivers that had
> __init/__exit attributes on some paths like bind/unbind
> and (since bind/unbind may happen at any time) should
> not use them now. This is covered by second patch
> (please let me know if I need to break it into separate
> patches for each gadget driver)

The two patches should be in the opposite order. Otherwise someone
might apply the first patch but not the second, and then the gadget
drivers would crash when their bind/unbind routines were called at the
wrong time.

Alan Stern



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