[146/200] misc: Fix allocation borrowed by vhost_net
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Message ID 20100701174258.769447197@clark.site
State New, archived
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  • 2.6.34.1 stable review
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Greg KH July 1, 2010, 5:43 p.m. UTC
2.6.34-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Alan Cox <alan@linux.intel.com>

commit 79907d89c397b8bc2e05b347ec94e928ea919d33 upstream.

10, 233 is allocated officially to /dev/kmview which is shipping in
Ubuntu and Debian distributions.  vhost_net seem to have borrowed it
without making a proper request and this causes regressions in the other
distributions.

vhost_net can use a dynamic minor so use that instead.  Also update the
file with a comment to try and avoid future misunderstandings.

Signed-off-by: Alan Cox <device@lanana.org>
[ We should have caught this before 2.6.34 got released.  - Linus ]
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

---
 drivers/vhost/net.c        |    2 +-
 include/linux/miscdevice.h |    7 ++++++-
 2 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)



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--- a/drivers/vhost/net.c
+++ b/drivers/vhost/net.c
@@ -637,7 +637,7 @@  const static struct file_operations vhos
 };
 
 static struct miscdevice vhost_net_misc = {
-	VHOST_NET_MINOR,
+	MISC_DYNAMIC_MINOR,
 	"vhost-net",
 	&vhost_net_fops,
 };
--- a/include/linux/miscdevice.h
+++ b/include/linux/miscdevice.h
@@ -3,6 +3,12 @@ 
 #include <linux/module.h>
 #include <linux/major.h>
 
+/*
+ *	These allocations are managed by device@lanana.org. If you use an
+ *	entry that is not in assigned your entry may well be moved and
+ *	reassigned, or set dynamic if a fixed value is not justified.
+ */
+
 #define PSMOUSE_MINOR		1
 #define MS_BUSMOUSE_MINOR	2
 #define ATIXL_BUSMOUSE_MINOR	3
@@ -30,7 +36,6 @@ 
 #define HPET_MINOR		228
 #define FUSE_MINOR		229
 #define KVM_MINOR		232
-#define VHOST_NET_MINOR		233
 #define MISC_DYNAMIC_MINOR	255
 
 struct device;