On 30/06/2020 11:05, Greg KH wrote:

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 08:45:25PM +0300, Paraschiv, Andra-Irina wrote:

On 29/06/2020 19:20, Greg KH wrote:
On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 11:03:18PM +0300, Andra Paraschiv wrote:
+static int __init ne_init(void)
+     struct pci_dev *pdev = pci_get_device(PCI_VENDOR_ID_AMAZON,
+                                           PCI_DEVICE_ID_NE, NULL);
+     int rc = -EINVAL;
+     if (!pdev)
+             return -ENODEV;
Ick, that's a _very_ old-school way of binding to a pci device.  Please
just be a "real" pci driver and your probe function will be called if
your hardware is present (or when it shows up.)  To do it this way
prevents your driver from being auto-loaded for when your hardware is
seen in the system, as well as lots of other things.
This check is mainly here in the case any codebase is added before the pci
driver register call below.
What do you mean by "codebase"?  You control this driver, just do all of
the logic in the probe() function, no need to do this in the module init

And if we log any error with dev_err() instead of pr_err() before the driver
Don't do that.

That check was only for logging purposes, if done with dev_err(). I removed
the check in v5.
Again, don't do it :)

+     if (!zalloc_cpumask_var(&ne_cpu_pool.avail, GFP_KERNEL))
+             return -ENOMEM;
+     mutex_init(&ne_cpu_pool.mutex);
+     rc = pci_register_driver(&ne_pci_driver);
Nice, you did it right here, but why the above crazy test?

+     if (rc < 0) {
+             dev_err(&pdev->dev,
+                     "Error in pci register driver [rc=%d]\n", rc);
+             goto free_cpumask;
+     }
+     return 0;
You leaked a reference on that pci device, didn't you?  Not good :(
Yes, the pci get device call needs its pair - pci_dev_put(). I added it here
and for the other occurrences where it was missing.
Again, just don't do it and then you don't have to worry about any of

Yup, already started this morning to check & update where we can go without this call to get a PCI device reference, as a follow-up to what we discussed yesterday.


Amazon Development Center (Romania) S.R.L. registered office: 27A Sf. Lazar 
Street, UBC5, floor 2, Iasi, Iasi County, 700045, Romania. Registered in 
Romania. Registration number J22/2621/2005.

Reply via email to