Re: [PATCH 2/4] staging: ozwpan: Increment port number for newdevice.

From: Dan Carpenter
Date: Mon Aug 05 2013 - 13:53:27 EST

On Mon, Aug 05, 2013 at 06:40:13PM +0100, Rupesh Gujare wrote:
> This patch fixes crash issue when there is quick cycle of
> de-enumeration & enumeration due to loss of wireless link.
> It is found that sometimes new device (or coming back device)
> returns very fast, even before USB core read out hub status,
> resulting in allocation of same port, which results in unstable
> system & crash.
> Above issue is resolved by making sure that we always assign
> new port to new device, making sure that USB core reads correct
> hub status.

This feels like papering over the problem. Surely the real fix
would be to improve the reference counting.

This patch is probably effective but it makes the code more subtle
and it shows that we don't really understand what we are doing with
regards to reference counting.

dan carpenter

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