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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] i2c-dev: Don't let userspace block adapter
On 06-07-16, 16:41, Lars-Peter Clausen wrote:
> On 07/06/2016 04:57 AM, Viresh Kumar wrote:
> > Hi Wolfram/Jean,
> >
> > I am part of the kernel team for Google's projectara [1], where we are
> > building a module smart phone.
> >
> > This series tries to fix one of the problems we hit on our system as we
> > are required to hotplug pretty much every thing on the phone and so this
> > fixes hotplug issues with i2c-dev.
> >
> > As described in the second patch, the current implementation of i2c-dev
> > file operations doesn't let the modules (hardware attached to the phone)
> > eject from the phone as the cleanup path for the module hasn't finished
> > yet (i2c adapter not removed).
> >
> > We can't let the userspace block the kernel devices forever in such
> > cases.
> >
> > I was able to test them on the ARA phone with kernel 3.10 only and not
> > mainline.
>
> This sounds like you want hot-unplug. This is currently not support by the
> I2C framework for adapters. A better approach compared to this series might
> be to implement full hot-unplug support for I2C adapters. This will probably
> also be useful for additional usecases.

Yeah, we need hot-unplug.

Hmm, doing that would require more knowledge of the framework and I am
afraid I don't have it right now, not that it can't be done :)

--
viresh

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