usb4bsd patch review
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Aug 24 06:00:13 UTC 2008
In message <20080823.223951.-962047221.imp at bsdimp.com>, "M. Warner Losh" writes
>In message: <10826.1219511738 at critter.freebsd.dk>
> "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> writes:
>: In message <20080823.100155.1310242209.imp at bsdimp.com>, "M. Warner Losh" writes
>: >While this may be a good idea, I'm hesitant about races that it may
>: >introduce. This is the classic point of attack: do something between
>: >steps of a formerly atomic operation that was made non-atomic. I
>: >can't think of anything off the top of my head, but I'm still
>: We have ways of closing the race if need be, but they're all slightly
>: kludgy, but I am not overly concerned about those races as long as
>: the default is to not give access.
>I guess I'm worried about a device that comes and goes and comes back
>and there being some difference between the two that causes us to
>bogusly do something to the new device that was appropriate for the
>old one, but not the new one...
That scenario is always present as far as I can tell...
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