Re: race in sysfs between sysfs_remove_file() and read()/write() #2

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On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 11:06:41AM -0500, Alan Stern wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Dec 2006, Maneesh Soni wrote:
> > hmm, I guess Greg has to say the final word. The question is either to fail
> > the IO (-ENODEV) or fail the file removal (-EBUSY). If we are not going to
> > fail the removal then your patch is the way to go.
> >
> > Greg?
> Oliver is right that we cannot allow device_remove_file() to fail.  In
> fact we can't even allow it to block until all the existing open file
> references are closed.
> Our major questions have to do with the details of the patch itself.  In
> particular, we are worried about possible races with the VFS and the
> handling of the inode's usage count.  Can you examine the patch carefully
> to see if it is okay?

Sorry for late reply.. I reviewed the patch and it looks ok me.

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