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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 1/2] tee: generic TEE subsystem
On Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 08:02:24PM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 08:47:13PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 10:04:20AM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > > On Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 10:57:12AM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 09:50:56AM +0200, Jens Wiklander wrote:
> > > > > +struct tee_device {
> > > > > + char name[TEE_MAX_DEV_NAME_LEN];
> > > > > + const struct tee_desc *desc;
> > > > > + struct device *dev;
> > > >
> > > > No, please embed the device in your structure, don't have a pointer to
> > > > it.
> > >
> > > Greg, "dev" here is not a locally allocated device, but the parent device.
> > > It's actually the same as struct tee_device.miscdev.parent, which could be
> > > used instead and this member deleted.
> >
> > A miscdev doesn't need to have a "parent", it's just there to provide a
> > character device node to userspace, not to represent a "device that you
> > can do things with in the heirachy".
> >
> > If you really want that, then use a real 'struct device' as should be
> > done here. Have just a pointer to a misc device, that is meant to be
> > dynamic.
>
> Let's rewind.
>
> You are saying that "struct device *dev;" should be "struct device dev;"

Yes.

> I'm saying that you are mis-interpreting in your review what _that_ is.

Probably, I really have no idea what it is anymore. What it _should_ be
is the thing that controls the lifecycle of the structure. Do not use a
miscdevice for that, it will not work, as the TPM developers found out
the hard way.

thanks,

greg k-h


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