On 20/02/17 10:35 PM, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
My only objection is to this statement. There is absolutely nothing
prevents from calling device_unregister() first and cdev_del() later.
Refcounting will sort it all out.
Yeah, I was really trying to warn people against calling cdev_del within
the release function of the device. If you do that, then the cdev
reference will block the device from ever getting released.
Certainly, you could call device_unregister followed by cdev_del. I
could reword this if you feel it necessary.