svn commit: r192535 - head/sys/kern

John Baldwin jhb at
Thu May 21 16:24:04 UTC 2009

On Thursday 21 May 2009 12:15:35 pm Kostik Belousov wrote:
> On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 12:10:59PM -0400, John Baldwin wrote:
> Another thing done inside destroy_dev is the call to the destructors
> of the cdevpriv data, that never had any restrictions on the sleepable
> context.
> We do have the KPI for the callers that cannot drop the locks and need
> to do destroy_dev, destroy_dev_sched(9).

With the caveat that you can't make any assumptions about other threads in 
your cdevsw routines being finished when it returns.  If you have per-device 
data structures you need to free that are not handled by cdevpriv then you 
probably cannot safely free them.

John Baldwin

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