Re: [PATCH] block: fix block_class iteration locking

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Sat Jul 19 2008 - 06:24:28 EST

Cornelia Huck wrote:
> Greg has some patches sitting in his tree that convert those functions
> to use class_{for_each,find}_device() instead - and that looks like the
> clean solution, especially since the class implementation details will
> be moved into a private structure. One worry though...

Yeah, that sounds nice.

> With your patch, you protect against adding/removing devices to/from
> the class between _start and _stop. This wasn't done previously, and
> won't be done with Greg's patches (which leaves in the
> locking/unlocking of block_class_lock). Not sure if I'm missing
> something here...

That's mostly the point of this patch. It wasn't protected properly
before. It would be best if there's a safe iterator (maybe use klist?).


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