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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1] driver core: Use list_del_init to replace list_del at device_links_purge()
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On Wed, 2020-01-08 at 17:10 +0000, John Garry wrote:
> On 08/01/2020 16:08, John Garry wrote:
> > On 08/01/2020 16:01, James Bottomley wrote:
> > > > > > cdev->dev = NULL;
> > > > > > return device_add(&cdev->cdev);
> > > > > > }
> > > > > > }
> > > > > > return -ENODEV;
> > > > > > }
> > > > >
> > > > > The design of the code is simply to remove the link to the
> > > > > inserted device which has been removed.
> > > > >
> > > > > I*think* this means the calls to device_del and device_add
> > > > > are unnecessary and should go. enclosure_remove_links and
> > > > > the put of the enclosed device should be sufficient.
> > > >
> > > > That would make more sense than trying to "reuse" the device
> > > > structure here by tearing it down and adding it back.
> > >
> > > OK, let's try that. This should be the patch if someone can try
> > > it (I've compile tested it, but the enclosure system is under a
> > > heap of stuff in the garage).
> >
> > I can test it now.
> >
>
> Yeah, that looks to have worked ok. SES disk locate was also fine
> after losing and rediscovering the disk.

OK, I'll spin up a patch with fixes/reported and tested tags.

> Thanks,
> John
>
> > But it is a bit suspicious that we had the device_del() and
> > device_add() at all, especially since the code change makes it look
> > a bit more like pre-43d8eb9cfd0 ("ses: add support for enclosure
> > component hot removal")

I think the original reason was to clean out the links. I vaguely
remember there was once a time when you couldn't clear all the links
simply with sysfs_remove_link. However, nowadays you can.

James

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