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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] pps: Use lookup list to reduce ldisc coupling
> Now that N_TTY uses tty->disc_data for its private data,
> 'subclass' ldiscs cannot use ->disc_data for their own private data.
> Use a lookup list to associate the tty with the pps source.

Thanks for the cleanup. I fully agree my patch was not a good one;
I just wanted someone more experienced to make the call on rearchitecting.

In particular, I was nervous about getting flamed by Linus for something that
was too ambitious.

One thing I'd prefer to do would be to change:

+static struct pps_device *lookup_pps_by_tty(struct tty_struct *tty,
+ struct pps_data **p)
+ unsigned long flags;
+ spin_lock_irqsave(&pps_lock, flags);
+ list_for_each_entry((*p), &pps_list, link) {
+ if ((*p)->tty == tty) {
+ spin_unlock_irqrestore(&pps_lock, flags);
+ return (*p)->pps;
+ }
+ }
+ spin_unlock_irqrestore(&pps_lock, flags);
+ return NULL;


static struct pps_data *lookup_pps_by_tty(struct tty_struct *tty)
unsigned long flags;

spin_lock_irqsave(&pps_lock, flags);
list_for_each_entry(p, &pps_list, link) {
if (p->tty == tty)
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&pps_lock, flags);
return p;

And do the data->pps dereferencing in the caller.

A more ambitious cleanup would use the existing pps_device list
(maintained to allocate minor device numbers) and add an "owner" field
that can be looked up on, without creating a new data structure and

(It could either be a generic "void *", or a "struct device *" and
compare it to tty->dev.)

After all, despite the implementation effort to scale, the total number
of pps devices in a system is usually at most 1 (I have a computer where
I run 2, and I doubt there are many others on the planet who do that.)

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