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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 03/23] n_tty: Don't flush buffer when closing ldisc
On 02/05/2013 09:20 PM, Peter Hurley wrote:
> A buffer flush is both undesirable and unnecessary when the ldisc
> is closing. A buffer flush performs the following:
> 1. resets ldisc data fields to their initial state
> 2. resets tty->receive_room to indicate more data can be sent
> 3. schedules buffer work to receive more data
> 4. signals a buffer flush has happened to linked pty in packet mode
>
> Since the ldisc has been halted and the tty may soon be destructed,
> buffer work must not be scheduled as that work might access
> an invalid tty and ldisc state. Also, the ldisc read buffer is about
> to be freed, so that's pointless.
>
> Resetting the ldisc data fields is pointless as well since that
> structure is about to be freed.
>
> Resetting tty->receive_room is unnecessary, as it will be properly
> reset if a new ldisc is reopened. Besides, resetting the original
> receive_room value would be wrong since the read buffer will be
> gone.
>
> Since the packet mode flush is observable from userspace, this
> behavior has been preserved.

This one looks good to me.

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js
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