Re: [PATCH 00/15] cpufreq: initialize drivers .owner field with THIS_MODULE

From: Sachin Kamat
Date: Fri Aug 02 2013 - 05:42:28 EST

On 31 July 2013 22:09, Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 31 July 2013 22:06, Sachin Kamat <sachin.kamat@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi Viresh,
>> On 31 July 2013 19:49, Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> CPUFreq core does following at multiple places:
>>> module_{get|put}(cpufreq_driver->owner)).
>>> This is done to make sure module doesn't get unloaded if it is currently in use.
>>> This will work only if the .owner field of cpufreq driver is initialized with a
>>> valid pointer.
>>> This field wasn't initialized for many cpufreq driver, lets initialize it with
>> Isn't it possible to do this inside cpufreq_register_driver function
>> in a similar way as done for platform_driver_register [1].
>> [1]
> Don't know if its possible to set it to something other than THIS_MODULE.
> In which case we want something else to be done.

Even I am curious to know if it is possible to set the owner to
something other than THIS_MODULE.

With warm regards,
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