Re: [PATCH] firmware: Update hotplug script, remove sysfs files

From: Dmitry Torokhov
Date: Mon Jun 28 2010 - 03:56:23 EST

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 03:17:22PM +0900, Magnus Damm wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 3:22 AM, Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 05:55:11PM +0900, Magnus Damm wrote:
> >> From: Magnus Damm <damm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>
> >> Update the in-kernel hotplug example script to work
> >> properly with recent kernels. Without this fix the
> >> script may load the firmware twice - both at "add"
> >> and "remove" time.
> >>
> >> The second load only triggers in the case when multiple
> >> firmware images are used. A good example is the b43
> >> driver which does not work properly without this fix.
> >>
> >> While at it, make sure sysfs files are removed.
> >
> > Hm, the documentation update applied, but this second part didn't.  Care
> > to redo it against the linux-next tree and resend it as a separate
> > patch?  I've split this up and applied the documentation part now, so
> > you don't have to redo that.
> Thanks a lot for splitting up the patch. I don't mind redoing the
> second part of the patch, but I'm not sure if it's actually needed to
> prevent memory leaks. This piece of code serves as an example:
> +error_unreg2:
> + sysfs_remove_bin_file(&f_dev->kobj, &fw_priv->attr_data);
> error_unreg:
> device_unregister(f_dev);
> Perhaps device_unregister() call above already removes the kobj which
> makes the added sysfs_remove_bin_file() unnecessary?

It is so happens that device_unregister() does clean up leftover sysfs
attributes but we should not rely on that happen in the future. That
said I glanced at linux-next and it appears that we do clean up the
attributes properly now.


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