Re: [PATCH 25/20] sysfs: Only support removing emtpy sysfs directories.

From: Eric W. Biederman
Date: Wed May 27 2009 - 14:00:50 EST

Alan Stern <stern@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Wed, 27 May 2009, Kay Sievers wrote:
>> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 01:49, James Bottomley
>> <James.Bottomley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > OK ... perhaps we have to wait a little harder: try this; it waits until
>> > all the targets have disappeared from visibility via an event.
>> That seems to work fine here.
> It's good for a short-term fix. For the longer term, I still think
> it's a mistake to wait for the sdevs to be released before deleting the
> target. It gives user programs the ability to block the host-removal
> thread indefinitely.

How can user programs block removal indefinitely today?

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