[PATCH v2 6/6] vfio: platform: move get/put reset at open/release

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Thu Oct 22 03:29:13 PDT 2015

On Thursday 22 October 2015 11:42:02 Eric Auger wrote:
> Currently reset lookup is done on probe. This introduces a
> race with new registration mechanism in the case where the
> vfio-platform driver is bound to the device before its module
> is loaded: on the load, the probe happens which triggers the
> reset module load which itself attempts to get the symbol for
> the registration function (vfio_platform_register_reset). The
> symbol is not yet available hence the lookup fails. In case we
> do the lookup in the first open we are sure the vfio-platform
> module is loaded and vfio_platform_register_reset is available.
> Signed-off-by: Eric Auger <eric.auger at linaro.org>

I don't understand the explanation. I would expect the request_module()
call to block until the module is actually loaded. Is this not
what happens?

>         mutex_unlock(&driver_lock);
> @@ -181,6 +182,8 @@ static int vfio_platform_open(void *device_data)
>                 if (ret)
>                         goto err_irq;
> +               vfio_platform_get_reset(vdev);
> +
>                 if (vdev->reset)
>                         vdev->reset(vdev);

This needs some error handling to ensure that the open() fails
if there is no reset handler.


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