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Date:	Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:13:24 -0700
From:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
To:	"xinhui.pan" <>
Cc:	Jiri Slaby <>,,
	"Zhang, Yanmin" <>,
	mnipxh <>,
	Peter Hurley <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] tty/n_gsm.c: do not clear gsm_mux entry when the gsm is
 not closed

On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 03:16:25PM +0800, xinhui.pan wrote:
> > Why can't you do dynamic reference counting of your structure, that
> > would allow you to get rid of your global array, right?
> > 
> Thanks for your nice comments.
> Struct gsm has a ref-count already. :)

Then you should be fine, no need to keep it in an array.

> And also adding a ref-count is a little hard to me. :(
> This global array is used to keep tracking the gsms that stands for the gsmttyXX.

You shouldn't need that at all, just use a list, you don't care what the
XX number is within the driver, just allocate a new one with the next
available number and you should be fine.

> and it can tell us if we can create a new gsm. :)

You should always be able to create a new gsm if you need to :)

> In gsm_init we set *gsm_tty_driver = alloc_tty_driver(256);*

Why limit to 256?  Just use a list, and a idr structure to allocate the
minor number, and all should be good.


greg k-h
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