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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 07/18] nitro_enclaves: Init misc device providing the ioctl interface
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On 30/06/2020 11:05, Greg KH wrote:
>
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 08:45:25PM +0300, Paraschiv, Andra-Irina wrote:
>>
>> On 29/06/2020 19:20, Greg KH wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 11:03:18PM +0300, Andra Paraschiv wrote:
>>>> +static int __init ne_init(void)
>>>> +{
>>>> + struct pci_dev *pdev = pci_get_device(PCI_VENDOR_ID_AMAZON,
>>>> + PCI_DEVICE_ID_NE, NULL);
>>>> + int rc = -EINVAL;
>>>> +
>>>> + if (!pdev)
>>>> + return -ENODEV;
>>> Ick, that's a _very_ old-school way of binding to a pci device. Please
>>> just be a "real" pci driver and your probe function will be called if
>>> your hardware is present (or when it shows up.) To do it this way
>>> prevents your driver from being auto-loaded for when your hardware is
>>> seen in the system, as well as lots of other things.
>> This check is mainly here in the case any codebase is added before the pci
>> driver register call below.
> What do you mean by "codebase"? You control this driver, just do all of
> the logic in the probe() function, no need to do this in the module init
> call.
>
>> And if we log any error with dev_err() instead of pr_err() before the driver
>> register.
> Don't do that.
>
>> That check was only for logging purposes, if done with dev_err(). I removed
>> the check in v5.
> Again, don't do it :)
>
>>>> +
>>>> + if (!zalloc_cpumask_var(&ne_cpu_pool.avail, GFP_KERNEL))
>>>> + return -ENOMEM;
>>>> +
>>>> + mutex_init(&ne_cpu_pool.mutex);
>>>> +
>>>> + rc = pci_register_driver(&ne_pci_driver);
>>> Nice, you did it right here, but why the above crazy test?
>>>
>>>> + if (rc < 0) {
>>>> + dev_err(&pdev->dev,
>>>> + "Error in pci register driver [rc=%d]\n", rc);
>>>> +
>>>> + goto free_cpumask;
>>>> + }
>>>> +
>>>> + return 0;
>>> You leaked a reference on that pci device, didn't you? Not good :(
>> Yes, the pci get device call needs its pair - pci_dev_put(). I added it here
>> and for the other occurrences where it was missing.
> Again, just don't do it and then you don't have to worry about any of
> this.

Yup, already started this morning to check & update where we can go
without this call to get a PCI device reference, as a follow-up to what
we discussed yesterday.

Thanks,
Andra



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