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From: Folkert van Heusden <folkert@vanheusden.com>
To: Kay Sievers <kay.sievers@vrfy.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [2.6.26] kobject_add_internal failed for 2:0 with -EEXIST / unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference in sysfs_create_link
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 11:55:24 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20081030105513.GY11214@vanheusden.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <ac3eb2510810291451u577aa825lc12a7e8fbc213020@mail.gmail.com>

> >> >> >> > While running my http://vanheusden.com/pyk/ script (which randomly
> >> >> >> > inserts and removes modules) I triggered the folllowing oops in a 2.6.26
> >> >> >> > kernel on an IBM xSeries 260. This oops (in fact no oops at all) did not
> >> >> >> > get triggered in a 2.6.18 kernel on that system.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > [   42.507375] FDC 0 is a National Semiconductor PC87306
> >> >> >> > [   42.509057] kobject_add_internal failed for 2:0 with -EEXIST, don't try to register things with the same name in the same directory.
> >> >> >> > [   42.509291] Pid: 5301, comm: modprobe Not tainted 2.6.26-1-amd64 #1
> >> >> >> > [   42.509431]
> >> >> >> > [   42.509433] Call Trace:
> >> >> >> > [   42.509685]  [<ffffffff8031b031>] kobject_add_internal+0x13f/0x17e
> >> > ...
> >> >> >> > [   42.511519]  [<ffffffff8027d23b>] bdi_register+0x57/0xb4
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Looks like bdi sees two devices with the same devnum, or didn't
> >> >> >> cleanup an old entry. What does: ls -l "/sys/class/bdi/" print?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > The following:
> >> >> > folkert@debiantesthw:~$ ls -l /sys/class/bdi/
> >> >> > drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 0 2008-10-28 18:32 2:0
> >> >> > drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 0 2008-10-28 18:32 2:1
> >> >>
> >> >> Oh, you are running the old sysfs layout without symlinks. Care to
> >> >> tell where the "device" link in these directories points to?
> >> >
> >> > None exist:
> >> > folkert@debiantesthw:~$ ls -la /sys/class/bdi/*/device
> >> > ls: cannot access /sys/class/bdi/*/device: No such file or directory
> >>
> >> Ah, sorry. Seems the bdi stuff never got to pass the usual parent
> >> device with the device registration, to let the bdi device show up at
> >> the right place in the device tree.
> >>
> >> Let's see what current devices on your box have the major 2:
> >>   find /sys -name dev | xargs grep '^2:'
> >
> > /sys/block/fd0/dev:2:0
> > /sys/block/fd1/dev:2:1
> >
> > As my script does modprobe/rmmod in parallel (4 processes) maybe it is a
> > conflict of one process doing an modprobe of floppy while the other does
> > an rmmod? Or both a modprobe?
> 
> Might be, yes. If you just bootup, and don't run your modprobe/rmmod
> script, does the box have 2 floppy devices in /sys too?

Yes it does. One physical drive.


Folkert van Heusden

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  reply	other threads:[~2008-10-30 10:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-10-28 15:11 Folkert van Heusden
2008-10-28 23:07 ` Kay Sievers
2008-10-29  9:40   ` Folkert van Heusden
2008-10-29 10:01     ` Bryan Wu
2008-10-29 12:28       ` Kay Sievers
2008-10-29 12:25     ` Kay Sievers
2008-10-29 13:27       ` Folkert van Heusden
2008-10-29 14:49         ` Kay Sievers
2008-10-29 15:25           ` Folkert van Heusden
2008-10-29 21:51             ` Kay Sievers
2008-10-30 10:55               ` Folkert van Heusden [this message]
2008-10-30 23:06                 ` Kay Sievers
2008-10-30 23:23                   ` Kay Sievers
2008-10-31  1:13                     ` Kay Sievers
2008-10-31  9:28                     ` Peter Zijlstra
2008-11-03 11:53                       ` Kay Sievers
2008-11-03 11:55                         ` Peter Zijlstra

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