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authorLinus Torvalds <>2021-11-09 11:24:08 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <>2021-11-09 11:24:08 -0800
commitcb690f5238d71f543f4ce874aa59237cf53a877c (patch)
tree9cffbe44fb9eca3e70297b45cfeacc2c2ef93e0f /block/genhd.c
parent3e28850cbd359bed841b832200f9fc208a9ef040 (diff)
parent2878feaed543c35f9dbbe6d8ce36fb67ac803eef (diff)
Merge tag 'for-5.16/drivers-2021-11-09' of git://
Pull more block driver updates from Jens Axboe: - Last series adding error handling support for add_disk() in drivers. After this one, and once the SCSI side has been merged, we can finally annotate add_disk() as must_check. (Luis) - bcache fixes (Coly) - zram fixes (Ming) - ataflop locking fix (Tetsuo) - nbd fixes (Ye, Yu) - MD merge via Song - Cleanup (Yang) - sysfs fix (Guoqing) - Misc fixes (Geert, Wu, luo) * tag 'for-5.16/drivers-2021-11-09' of git:// (34 commits) bcache: Revert "bcache: use bvec_virt" ataflop: Add missing semicolon to return statement floppy: address add_disk() error handling on probe ataflop: address add_disk() error handling on probe block: update __register_blkdev() probe documentation ataflop: remove ataflop_probe_lock mutex mtd/ubi/block: add error handling support for add_disk() block/sunvdc: add error handling support for add_disk() z2ram: add error handling support for add_disk() nvdimm/pmem: use add_disk() error handling nvdimm/pmem: cleanup the disk if pmem_release_disk() is yet assigned nvdimm/blk: add error handling support for add_disk() nvdimm/blk: avoid calling del_gendisk() on early failures nvdimm/btt: add error handling support for add_disk() nvdimm/btt: use goto error labels on btt_blk_init() loop: Remove duplicate assignments drbd: Fix double free problem in drbd_create_device nvdimm/btt: do not call del_gendisk() if not needed bcache: fix use-after-free problem in bcache_device_free() zram: replace fsync_bdev with sync_blockdev ...
Diffstat (limited to 'block/genhd.c')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/block/genhd.c b/block/genhd.c
index a4e9e8ebd941..ca2fbab1d425 100644
--- a/block/genhd.c
+++ b/block/genhd.c
@@ -213,7 +213,10 @@ void blkdev_show(struct seq_file *seqf, off_t offset)
* @major: the requested major device number [1..BLKDEV_MAJOR_MAX-1]. If
* @major = 0, try to allocate any unused major number.
* @name: the name of the new block device as a zero terminated string
- * @probe: allback that is called on access to any minor number of @major
+ * @probe: pre-devtmpfs / pre-udev callback used to create disks when their
+ * pre-created device node is accessed. When a probe call uses
+ * add_disk() and it fails the driver must cleanup resources. This
+ * interface may soon be removed.
* The @name must be unique within the system.