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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] uio: do not expose inode to uio open/release hooks
On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 07:08:18AM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 09:56:16AM +0100, Benedikt Spranger wrote:
> > Am Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:50:54 +0100
> > schrieb "Hans J. Koch" <hjk@hansjkoch.de>:
> >
> > > On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 08:46:48PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > > > Yes, but what does that have to do with this in-kernel, internal api?
> > >
> > > Ah, OK. You're right, the commit message is confusing.
> > >
> > > Bene, it's enough to say we drop the inode parameter because nobody
> > > ever needed it.
> > I am fine with that.
> >
> > > I cannot see why this also helps with the other problem.
> > It would help, because we can defer calling the release hook until the
> > last mmap user is gone. In this case the inode pointer may not be valid
> > anymore.
>
> Which, again, is the same for any in-kernel driver with these types of
> callbacks.

Is that a general mmap problem that wants to be fixed?

hjk

>
> greg k-h
>


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