Re: [PATCH v2] watchdog: ziirave_wdt: Add support to upload the firmware.
From: Enric Balletbo Serra
Date: Thu Jul 21 2016 - 09:40:51 EST
2016-07-21 15:24 GMT+02:00 Guenter Roeck <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On 07/21/2016 01:59 AM, Enric Balletbo Serra wrote:
> [ ... ]
>>>> +static ssize_t ziirave_wdt_sysfs_store_firm(struct device *dev,
>>>> + struct device_attribute
>>>> + const char *buf, size_t
>>>> + struct i2c_client *client = to_i2c_client(dev->parent);
>>>> + struct ziirave_wdt_data *w_priv = i2c_get_clientdata(client);
>>>> + const struct firmware *fw;
>>>> + int err;
>>> What happens if this file is opened twice and written in parallel ?
>>> What if any
>>> other attribute is accessed while the firmware download is ongoing ?
>> Good point. So you think I need to protect all with mutexes or there
> Yes, you have to protect any possible damaging parallel access with mutexes.
>> is another way? From a quick look on other drivers i didn't see this
>> kind of protection (something to look at in the future)
> Really ? Can you point me to some examples ? This would be a bug.
> You'll have to fix the to get your patch accepted. Pointing to other
> examples with the same or a similar bug is not an argument.
Yeah I know, I didn't want to justify me, I didn't express well if
this was your impression, I just wanted to point that there are some
drivers in other subsystems that I think that have this problem, I
only did a quick look though (is some upstreaming work that I can add
to my TODO list)
Already fixed in next v3 :)