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Date:	Sat, 10 Mar 2007 02:32:08 -0200
From:	Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>
Cc:	LKML <>
Subject: [RFC PATCH 3/3] Update dvb use of symbol_(get|put)

From: Trent Piepho <>

Make the dvb sub-system use the ability of symbol_(put|get) to keep track
of what module did the putting or getting.  In the dvb sub-system,
symbol_put is called through the macro dvb_attach().  A driver for a
bridge or card will attach frontends, tuners, or other helper drivers,
and this card driver will be listed as the user of the helper drivers.

When the card driver unloads, a single function in dvb-core,
dvb_frontend_detach(), will release all the helper drivers.  Since the
get() happened in the card driver, but the put() is happening in
dvb-core, it is necessary to use __symbol_put_addr() so that a user other
than THIS_MODULE (which would be dvb-core, while we want the card driver)
can be specified.

Signed-off-by: Trent Piepho <>

diff --git a/drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/dst.c b/drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/dst.c
--- a/drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/dst.c
+++ b/drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/dst.c
@@ -1718,12 +1718,9 @@ static void dst_release(struct dvb_front
 	if (state->dst_ca) {
-		symbol_put(dst_ca_attach);
+		symbol_put_user(dst_ca_attach, fe->dvb->module);
-	symbol_put(dst_attach);
diff --git a/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-core/dvb_frontend.c b/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-core/dvb_frontend.c
--- a/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-core/dvb_frontend.c
+++ b/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-core/dvb_frontend.c
@@ -1127,19 +1127,20 @@ void dvb_frontend_detach(struct dvb_fron
 void dvb_frontend_detach(struct dvb_frontend* fe)
 	void *ptr;
+	struct module *mod = fe->dvb->module;
 	if (fe->ops.release_sec) {
-		symbol_put_addr(fe->ops.release_sec);
+		__symbol_put_addr(fe->ops.release_sec, mod);
 	if (fe->ops.tuner_ops.release) {
-		symbol_put_addr(fe->ops.tuner_ops.release);
+		__symbol_put_addr(fe->ops.tuner_ops.release, mod);
 	ptr = (void*)fe->ops.release;
 	if (ptr) {
-		fe->ops.release(fe);
-		symbol_put_addr(ptr);
+		fe->ops.release(fe); /* This call will de-allocate fe! */
+		__symbol_put_addr(ptr, mod);

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