Re: [PATCH 2/5] Dynamic ID addition doesn't need get_driver()

From: Jiri Kosina
Date: Wed Feb 01 2012 - 08:15:46 EST

On Tue, 24 Jan 2012, Alan Stern wrote:

> As part of the removal of get_driver()/put_driver(), this patch
> (as1511) changes all the places that add dynamic IDs for drivers.
> Since these additions are done by writing to the drivers' sysfs
> attribute files, and the attributes are removed when the drivers are
> unregistered, there is no reason to take an extra reference to the
> drivers.
> The one exception is the pci-stub driver, which calls pci_add_dynid()
> as part of its registration. But again, there's no reason to take an
> extra reference here, because the driver can't be unloaded while it is
> being registered.
> Signed-off-by: Alan Stern <stern@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@xxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@xxxxxxx>
> CC: Jesse Barnes <jbarnes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Dominik Brodowski <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@xxxxxxx>

for the drivers/hid part. Thanks,

Jiri Kosina
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