Re: [RFC] New kobject/kset/ktype documentation and example code
From: Cornelia Huck
Date: Wed Nov 28 2007 - 10:52:24 EST
On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 13:35:54 +0100,
Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 10:01 +0100, Cornelia Huck wrote:
> > On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 15:02:52 -0800, Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > Among other things, kobject_init() sets the kobject's reference count to
> > > one. Calling kobject_init() is not sufficient, however. Kobject users
> > > must, at a minimum, set the name of the kobject; this is the name that will
> > > be used in sysfs entries.
> > Unless they don't register their kobject. (But they should always set a
> > name anyway to avoid funny debug messages, so it is probably a good
> > idea to call this a "must").
> Yeah, we should require it. And kobject_cleanup() needs to be called to
> free the allocated name, if the object is not already added and needs to
> be deleted (common in rewinding on error).
Always using kobject_put() should take care of that.
> Btw, do you have a good example for unregistered/unnamed kobjects?
Unfortunately not (I can only think of devices that might never be
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