Commit 4b998d4f authored by Eric W. Biederman's avatar Eric W. Biederman Committed by Linus Torvalds

[PATCH] sysctl: cdrom: don't set de->owner

There is no need for open files in /proc/sys/XXX to hold a reference count on
the module that provides the file to prevent module unload races.  While there
is code active in the module p->used in the sysctl_table_header is
incremented, preventing the sysctl from being unregisted.  Once the sysctl is
unregistered it cannot be found.  Open files are also not a problem as they
revalidate the sysctl information and bump p->used before accessing module

So setting de->owner is unnecessary, makes for a bad example and gets in my
way of removing ctl_table->de.
Signed-off-by: default avatarEric W. Biederman <>
Acked-by: default avatarJens Axboe <>
Acked-by: default avatarJames Bottomley <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 208367ee
......@@ -3554,8 +3554,6 @@ static void cdrom_sysctl_register(void)
cdrom_sysctl_header = register_sysctl_table(cdrom_root_table, 0);
if (cdrom_root_table->ctl_name && cdrom_root_table->child->de)
cdrom_root_table->child->de->owner = THIS_MODULE;
/* set the defaults */
cdrom_sysctl_settings.autoclose = autoclose;
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