On Mittwoch, 26. April 2017 14:44:24 CEST Gao Feng wrote: [...]
I get it now, thanks.
BTW, I think although the batadv_softif_create is legacy, we should fix it when it still exists :)
I didn't meant that we should not fix it. I just said that it looks to me like the fix should look different to ensure that it actually fixes the sysfs and rtnl link implementation for the batadv interface creation. Right now the ndo_uninit (when it would be set by batadv) is called in the netdev core functions when an error happens during the registration. This is not the case for the destructor. Your patch would not change it. It therefore looks like you simply have to move the current destructor (without the free_netdev) to ndo_uninit and change the destructor to free_netdev.
The batadv ops doesn't have a newlink function. It will therefore use the register_netdevice code path which calls free_netdev on failures. The extra cleanup you've added in https://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg165253.html can therefore not work for batman-adv. Actually, it is not touching anything batman-adv related. The suggestion to change the register_netdevice -> free_netdev part in rtnl_newlink was new in the reply to the batadv discussion. It is therefore still an open discussion how it is correctly fixed.
Kind regards, Sven