On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 1:15 PM Dan Williams <dan.j.williams(a)intel.com> wrote:
On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 12:58 PM Alexander Duyck
> Also the context for the two functions seems to be a bit
> the case of __device_attach_driver the device_lock is already held. In
> __driver_attach the lock on the device isn't taken until after a match
> has been found.
Yes, I was only pattern matching when looking at the context of where
dev->dead is checked in __driver_attach() and wondering why it was
checked outside of __device_attach_driver()
...and now I realize the bigger point of your concern, we need to
check dev->dead after acquiring the device_lock otherwise the race is
back. We can defer that consolidation, but the larger concern of
making it internal to __device_attach_driver() still stands.