svn commit: r206560 - head/sys/fs/devfs
kostikbel at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 13:03:48 UTC 2010
On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 03:49:13PM +0300, Jaakko Heinonen wrote:
> Thank you for your comments.
> On 2010-04-14, Kostik Belousov wrote:
> > The make_dev_credf() signature can be changed to return int error code
> > instead of void, and a flag, lets call it MAKEDEV_CHECKNAME, added,
> make_dev_credf() returns struct cdev *, not void.
Oops, forgot about this. We will need to change its signature more
radically, but I still think that this worth it.
> > that specifies that make_dev_credf() is allowed to fail with error
> > EINVAL if supplied name is not sane. If flag is not supplied,
> > make_dev_credf() should KASSERT or even just panic(9) if name
> > does not pass internal validation.
> Otherwise sounds reasonable suggestion. However changes are needed in
> devfs. Currently devfs_populate_loop() is not along the make_dev*()
> code path but make_dev(9) increases a generation counter and
> devfs_populate_loop() gets called sometimes later. To make things more
> complex there may be several devfs mounts with different symlinks (files).
Right, my point of my suggestion was to not modify populate_loop() at all.
> Actually my change doesn't work correctly in all cases with multiple
> devfs mounts and has another bug with cdp use counts. I am considering
> reverting the change.
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