lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2020]   [Oct]   [1]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/7] Functions to fetch POSIX dynamic clock object
Date
On Thu, Oct 01 2020 at 22:51, Erez Geva wrote:
> Add kernel functions to fetch a pointer to a POSIX dynamic clock
> using a user file description dynamic clock ID.

And how is that supposed to work. What are the lifetime rules?

> +struct posix_clock *posix_clock_get_clock(clockid_t id)
> +{
> + int err;
> + struct posix_clock_desc cd;

The core code uses reverse fir tree ordering of variable declaration
based on the length:

struct posix_clock_desc cd;
int err;

> + /* Verify we use posix clock ID */
> + if (!is_clockid_fd_clock(id))
> + return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
> +
> + err = get_clock_desc(id, &cd);

So this is a kernel interface and get_clock_desc() does:

struct file *fp = fget(clockid_to_fd(id));

How is that file descriptor valid in random kernel context?

> + if (err)
> + return ERR_PTR(err);
> +
> + get_device(cd.clk->dev);

The purpose of this is? Comments are overrated...

> + put_clock_desc(&cd);
> +
> + return cd.clk;
> +}
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(posix_clock_get_clock);
> +
> +int posix_clock_put_clock(struct posix_clock *clk)
> +{
> + if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(clk))
> + return -EINVAL;
> + put_device(clk->dev);
> + return 0;
> +}
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(posix_clock_put_clock);
> +
> +int posix_clock_gettime(struct posix_clock *clk, struct timespec64 *ts)
> +{
> + int err;
> +
> + if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(clk))
> + return -EINVAL;
> +
> + down_read(&clk->rwsem);

Open coding the logic of get_posix_clock() and having a copy here and
in the next function is really useful.

Thanks,

tglx

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2020-10-02 01:37    [W:0.201 / U:0.688 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site