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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] uio: add warning to documentation
On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 02:56:47AM +0100, Hans J. Koch wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 03:18:16PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 12:12:01AM +0100, Benedikt Spranger wrote:
> > > The documentation has no clear statement to the POSIX 1003.1 mmap()
> > > feature, wich allows open(), mmap(), close() while the mmaped pointer is valid.
> > > The release() hook inveigled driver programmer to activate owermanagement
> > > functuonality in the release hook. This may harm.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Benedikt Spranger <b.spranger@linutronix.de>
> > > ---
> > > Documentation/DocBook/uio-howto.tmpl | 7 ++++++-
> > > 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/Documentation/DocBook/uio-howto.tmpl b/Documentation/DocBook/uio-howto.tmpl
> > > index ac3d001..59a886d 100644
> > > --- a/Documentation/DocBook/uio-howto.tmpl
> > > +++ b/Documentation/DocBook/uio-howto.tmpl
> > > @@ -499,8 +499,13 @@ device is actually used.
> > > <listitem><para>
> > > <varname>int (*release)(struct uio_info *info, struct inode *inode)
> > > </varname>: Optional. If you define your own
> > > -<function>open()</function>, you will probably also want a custom
> > > +<function>release()</function>, you will probably also want a custom
> > > <function>release()</function> function.
> >
> > That sentance no longer makes sense.
> >
> > > +</para><para>CAVE: The release hook may be processed, even if a mmap is aktive.
> >
> > Huh?
>
> I think that's right. You can successfully close() a device while userspace is still
> using a mapping. If the driver doesn't prevent it, userspace will fail with a SIGBUS
> when accessing the mapping the next time.

I understand mmap(), I was referring to the language of the wording :)

thanks,

greg k-h


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