Re: Ref-count problem in kset_find_obj?

From: Patrick Mochel
Date: Wed Oct 29 2003 - 19:16:02 EST

> The reference count of the kobject to be returned is not
> increased before the semaphore is released. A kobject_del/unlink
> could remove the object before the called of kset_find_obj is
> able to increase the reference count. This makes kset_find_obj
> more or less unusable, doesn't it?

Yes, you're right. The function is pretty much unused, and I don't have a
problem removing it, provided we can fix up the one user
(arch/i386/kernel/edd.c). Unless of course, you're planning on using it..


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