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SubjectRe: [PATCH v11 2/4] uacce: add uacce driver
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Hi, Greg

Thanks for the review.

On 2020/1/12 上午3:40, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 11, 2020 at 10:48:37AM +0800, Zhangfei Gao wrote:
>> +static int uacce_fops_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *filep)
>> +{
>> + struct uacce_mm *uacce_mm = NULL;
>> + struct uacce_device *uacce;
>> + struct uacce_queue *q;
>> + int ret = 0;
>> +
>> + uacce = xa_load(&uacce_xa, iminor(inode));
>> + if (!uacce)
>> + return -ENODEV;
>> +
>> + if (!try_module_get(uacce->parent->driver->owner))
>> + return -ENODEV;
> Why are you trying to grab the module reference of the parent device?
> Why is that needed and what is that going to help with here?
>
> This shouldn't be needed as the module reference of the owner of the
> fileops for this module is incremented, and the "parent" module depends
> on this module, so how could it be unloaded without this code being
> unloaded?
>
> Yes, if you build this code into the kernel and the "parent" driver is a
> module, then you will not have a reference, but when you remove that
> parent driver the device will be removed as it has to be unregistered
> before that parent driver can be removed from the system, right?
>
> Or what am I missing here?
The refcount here is preventing rmmod "parent" module after fd is opened,
since user driver has mmap kernel memory to user space, like mmio, which
may still in-use.

With the refcount protection, rmmod "parent" module will fail until
application free the fd.
log like: rmmod: ERROR: Module hisi_zip is in use
>
>> +static void uacce_release(struct device *dev)
>> +{
>> + struct uacce_device *uacce = to_uacce_device(dev);
>> +
>> + kfree(uacce);
>> + uacce = NULL;
> That line didn't do anything :)
Yes, this is a mistake.
It is up to caller to set to NULL to prevent release multi times.

Thanks

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