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SubjectRe: [tpmdd-devel] [RFC PATCH 1/2] tee: generic TEE subsystem
On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 09:56:48AM -0600, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 04:54:32PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 19, 2015 at 11:08:00PM -0600, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > > I still suspect the expected way to write a new mid layer is to create
> > > your own struct device and not rely on misc_device,
> >
> > Yes, that is the way. You can not use misc_device for anything other
> > than creating the char node that your driver can use through the fileops
> > you pass to it.
> >
> > Do not use a misc_device to create sysfs files for, or anything else, it
> > will be wrong and racy, as you have pointed out.
> Thanks!
> Can you quickly comment on when a misc device should be used compared to
> alloc_chrdev_region & cdev_add ?

If you need more than one character device node, don't use a misc
device. If you only need one, and nothing "special" or "fancy", and
don't want to put sysfs attribute files on your device, then use a misc


greg k-h

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