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Date:	Sat, 19 Apr 2008 19:43:42 +0200
From:	Marcel Holtmann <>
To:	Pavel Machek <>
Subject: Re: [patch 2/3] hci_usb: remove code obfuscation

Hi Pavel,

>>>>> _urb_free is an alias for kfree... making code longer & harder to
>>>>> read. Remove it.
>>>> our own URB handling here is broken anyway. It was a bad idea  
>>>> when we did
>>>> it, but at that time the USB susbsystem was not in that good  
>>>> shape that
>>>> it
>>>> is today. So I would say leave this code as it is and concentrate  
>>>> on the
>>>> new btusb driver, but if it helps anybody I am happy to ACK this  
>>>> one.
>>> It currently corrupts memory (use after free) during suspend, and  
>>> I'm
>>> trying to get that fixed. It is 90% reproducible.
>> that is good, because I can't reproduce it with any of my system.  
>> Don't ask
>> me why. I really simply works. So if you figure it out, it would be  
>> great.
> There needs to be some load on the usb. I use
> rsync-over-bt-over-gprs/umts.

you told me before and I believe you. This driver is not in its best  
shape. Weird thing is that I never got it re-produced. If you find the  
real cause. That would be great.

>>> It could be easily fixed by just not freeing the urbs during
>>> disconnect (introducing very very slow memory leak). Would that be
>>> acceptable?
>> I don't think so.
>> Have you ever tried btusb driver? That code is a lot cleaner and it  
>> uses
>> USB anchors for the queued URBs (no home grown broken URB queues).
> I wish I knew about  this one earlier. Yes, it seems to work for me.

Does this mean you are not fixing hci_usb anymore ;)



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