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Date:	Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:19:54 +0200
From:	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>
To:	Takashi Iwai <tiwai@...e.de>
Cc:	"Luis R. Rodriguez" <mcgrof@...e.com>,
	"Luis R. Rodriguez" <mcgrof@...not-panic.com>,
	gregkh@...uxfoundation.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@...ove.SAKURA.ne.jp>,
	Joseph Salisbury <joseph.salisbury@...onical.com>,
	Kay Sievers <kay@...y.org>,
	One Thousand Gnomes <gnomes@...rguk.ukuu.org.uk>,
	Tim Gardner <tim.gardner@...onical.com>,
	Pierre Fersing <pierre-fersing@...rref.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Benjamin Poirier <bpoirier@...e.de>,
	Nagalakshmi Nandigama <nagalakshmi.nandigama@...gotech.com>,
	Praveen Krishnamoorthy <praveen.krishnamoorthy@...gotech.com>,
	Sreekanth Reddy <sreekanth.reddy@...gotech.com>,
	Abhijit Mahajan <abhijit.mahajan@...gotech.com>,
	Hariprasad S <hariprasad@...lsio.com>,
	Santosh Rastapur <santosh@...lsio.com>,
	MPT-FusionLinux.pdl@...gotech.com, linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 1/3] init / kthread: add module_long_probe_init()
	and module_long_probe_exit()

On 08/18, Takashi Iwai wrote:
>
> At Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:22:17 +0200,
> Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> >
> > On 08/18, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > >
> > > #define module_long_probe_init(initfn)				\
> > > 	static int _long_probe_##initfn(void *arg)		\
> > > 	{							\
> > > 		module_put_and_exit(initfn());			\
> > > 		return 0;					\
> > > 	}							\
> > > 	static int __init __long_probe_##initfn(void)		\
> > > 	{							\
> > > 		struct task_struct *__init_thread =		\
> > > 			kthread_create(_long_probe_##initfn,	\
> > > 				       NULL, #initfn);		\
> > > 		if (IS_ERR(__init_thread))			\
> > > 			return PTR_ERR(__init_thread);		\
> > > 		__module_get(THIS_MODULE);			\
> > > 		wake_up_process(__init_thread);			\
> > > 		return 0;					\
> > > 	}							\
> > > 	module_init(__long_probe_##initfn)
> > >
> > > ... and module_exit() remains identical as the normal version.
> >
> > Aaaah. This is not true, module_exit() should not call exitfn() if initfn()
> > fails... So _long_probe_##initfn() needs to save the error code which should
> > be checked by module_exit().
>
> Oh, right.  So we need a reference in the module exit path in anyway,

We only need to save the error code,

	static int _long_probe_retval;

	static int _long_probe_##initfn(void *arg)
	{
		_long_probe_retval = initfn();
		module_put_and_exit(0); /* noreturn */
	}

	static void __long_probe_##exitfn(void)
	{
		if (!_long_probe_retval)
			exitfn();
	}

> and Luis' version might be shorter in the end.

I dont't think that "shorter" does matter in this case. The real difference
is sys_delete_module() behaviour if it is called before initfn() completes.

And, again, I do not really know which version is better.

Oleg.

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