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authorDmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com>2012-10-21 17:57:19 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-10-22 08:50:37 +0300
commit2f0157f13f42800aa3d9017ebb0fb80a65f7b2de (patch)
tree7b2b3299b6ef785790336042ab28c0bffa37debb /fs/char_dev.c
parent6f0c0580b70c89094b3422ba81118c7b959c7556 (diff)
downloadlinux-2f0157f13f42800aa3d9017ebb0fb80a65f7b2de.tar.gz
char_dev: pin parent kobject
In certain cases (for example when a cdev structure is embedded into another object whose lifetime is controlled by a separate kobject) it is beneficial to tie lifetime of another object to the lifetime of character device so that related object is not freed until after char_dev object is freed. To achieve this let's pin kobject's parent when doing cdev_add() and unpin when last reference to cdev structure is being released. Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com> Acked-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/char_dev.c')
-rw-r--r--fs/char_dev.c18
1 files changed, 17 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/fs/char_dev.c b/fs/char_dev.c
index 3f152b92a94..afc2bb69178 100644
--- a/fs/char_dev.c
+++ b/fs/char_dev.c
@@ -471,9 +471,19 @@ static int exact_lock(dev_t dev, void *data)
*/
int cdev_add(struct cdev *p, dev_t dev, unsigned count)
{
+ int error;
+
p->dev = dev;
p->count = count;
- return kobj_map(cdev_map, dev, count, NULL, exact_match, exact_lock, p);
+
+ error = kobj_map(cdev_map, dev, count, NULL,
+ exact_match, exact_lock, p);
+ if (error)
+ return error;
+
+ kobject_get(p->kobj.parent);
+
+ return 0;
}
static void cdev_unmap(dev_t dev, unsigned count)
@@ -498,14 +508,20 @@ void cdev_del(struct cdev *p)
static void cdev_default_release(struct kobject *kobj)
{
struct cdev *p = container_of(kobj, struct cdev, kobj);
+ struct kobject *parent = kobj->parent;
+
cdev_purge(p);
+ kobject_put(parent);
}
static void cdev_dynamic_release(struct kobject *kobj)
{
struct cdev *p = container_of(kobj, struct cdev, kobj);
+ struct kobject *parent = kobj->parent;
+
cdev_purge(p);
kfree(p);
+ kobject_put(parent);
}
static struct kobj_type ktype_cdev_default = {