Importance of kobject
Luis de Bethencourt
luis at other.computer
Wed May 17 14:36:56 EDT 2017
On Wed, May 17, 2017, at 04:50 AM, Greg KH wrote:
> On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 12:34:28PM +0100, Okash Khawaja wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 8:08 AM, Madhu K <madhu.sk89 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > > I am kernel newbie, I want to know the importance of kobject, can anybody
> > > explain the importance of kobject with an example.
> > To state a not-so-popular analogy, kobjects can also be viewed as root
> > object in object oriented programming. So a bit like java.lang.Object.
> > Of course it is not a root object and indeed C is not OO, but this
> > view helps in thinking about it.
> Well, it _is_ a "root object", and you can write OO code in C, which is
> what we did for kobjects (and struct device, and struct class, and kref,
> and other things like that.)
> So it is a "popular" analogy, as this is exactly what the authors of the
> code were intending for people to see.
> greg k-h
You also have GObject proving that you can do OOP in C.
Use kobject like you would a base class.
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