[PATCH] sysfs: reinstate exclusion between method calls and attribute unregistration

This patch (as869) reinstates the mutual exclusion between sysfs
attribute method calls and attribute unregistration.  The
previously-reported deadlocks have been fixed, and this exclusion is
by far the simplest way to avoid races during driver unbinding.

The check for orphaned read-buffers has been moved down slightly, so
that the remainder of a partially-read buffer will still be available
to userspace even after the attribute has been unregistered.

Signed-off-by: Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hugh@veritas.com>
Cc: Cornelia Huck <cornelia.huck@de.ibm.com>
Cc: Oliver Neukum <oneukum@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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