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Date:   Wed, 5 Jun 2019 16:37:08 +0800
From:   Chunfeng Yun <chunfeng.yun@...iatek.com>
To:     Felipe Balbi <felipe.balbi@...ux.intel.com>
CC:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Matthias Brugger <matthias.bgg@...il.com>,
        <linux-usb@...r.kernel.org>, <devicetree@...r.kernel.org>,
        <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
        <linux-mediatek@...ts.infradead.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] USB: move usb debugfs directory creation to the usb
 common core

On Wed, 2019-06-05 at 10:28 +0300, Felipe Balbi wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org> writes:
> >> Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org> writes:
> >> > diff --git a/drivers/usb/core/usb.c b/drivers/usb/core/usb.c
> >> > index 7fcb9f782931..f3d6b1ab80cb 100644
> >> > --- a/drivers/usb/core/usb.c
> >> > +++ b/drivers/usb/core/usb.c
> >> > @@ -1185,19 +1185,17 @@ static struct notifier_block usb_bus_nb = {
> >> >  	.notifier_call = usb_bus_notify,
> >> >  };
> >> >  
> >> > -struct dentry *usb_debug_root;
> >> > -EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(usb_debug_root);
> >> > +static struct dentry *usb_devices_root;
> >> >  
> >> >  static void usb_debugfs_init(void)
> >> >  {
> >> > -	usb_debug_root = debugfs_create_dir("usb", NULL);
> >> > -	debugfs_create_file("devices", 0444, usb_debug_root, NULL,
> >> > -			    &usbfs_devices_fops);
> >> > +	usb_devices_root = debugfs_create_file("devices", 0444, usb_debug_root,
> >> 
> >> don't we have a race now? Can usbcore ever probe before usb common?
> >
> > How can that happen if usb_debug_root is in usb common?  The module
> > loader will not let that happen.  Or it shouldn't :)
> 
> argh, indeed. The very fact that usbcore tries to resolve usb_debug_root
> already forces a dependency :-p
When build as module, usbcore depend on usb-common, but when buildin,
usbcore init before usb-common (use module_init)

> 


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