Re: [PATCH v5] perf: arm_cspmu: Separate Arm and vendor module

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On Wed, Jul 05, 2023 at 05:47:45AM -0500, Besar Wicaksono wrote:
> Arm Coresight PMU driver consists of main standard code and
> vendor backend code. Both are currently built as a single module.
> This patch adds vendor registration API to separate the two to
> keep things modular. The main driver requests each known backend
> module during initialization and defer device binding process.
> The backend module then registers an init callback to the main
> driver and continue the device driver binding process.
> Signed-off-by: Besar Wicaksono <bwicaksono@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> Changes from v4:
>  * Fix warning reported by kernel test robot
> v4:

One minor comment below, but this mostly looks good to me. I'd like Suzuki's
Ack before I queue it, though.

> +	/* Load implementer module and initialize the callbacks. */
> +	if (match) {
> +		mutex_lock(&arm_cspmu_lock);
> +
> +		if (match->impl_init_ops) {
> +			if (try_module_get(match->module)) {
> +				cspmu->impl.match = match;
> +				ret = match->impl_init_ops(cspmu);
> +				module_put(match->module);

Why is it safe to drop the module reference here? If I'm understanding the
flow correctly, ->impl_init_ops() will populate more function pointers
in the cspmu->impl.ops structure, and we don't appear to take a module
reference when calling those.

What happens if the backend module is unloaded while the core module
is executed those functions?



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