DEVICE_SCHEDULE_CALL(9) Device drivers infrastructure DEVICE_SCHEDULE_CALL(9)
NAME device_schedule_callback_owner - helper to schedule a callback for a device
SYNOPSIS int device_schedule_callback_owner(struct device * dev, void (*func) (struct device *), struct module * owner);
ARGUMENTS dev device.
func callback function to invoke later.
owner module owning the callback routine
DESCRIPTION Attribute methods must not unregister themselves or their parent device (which would amount to the same thing). Attempts to do so will deadlock, since unregistration is mutually exclusive with driver callbacks.
Instead methods can call this routine, which will attempt to allocate and schedule a workqueue request to call back func with dev as its argument in the workqueue´s process context. dev will be pinned until func returns.
This routine is usually called via the inline device_schedule_callback, which automatically sets owner to THIS_MODULE.
Returns 0 if the request was submitted, -ENOMEM if storage could not be allocated, -ENODEV if a reference to owner isn´t available.
NOTE This routine won´t work if CONFIG_SYSFS isn´t set! It uses an underlying sysfs routine (since it is intended for use by attribute methods), and if sysfs isn´t available you´ll get nothing but -ENOSYS.
COPYRIGHT Kernel Hackers Manual 2.6. September 2010 DEVICE_SCHEDULE_CALL(9)