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From: Parav Pandit <>
Subject: [PATCHv4 2/3] vfio/mdev: Avoid creating sysfs remove file on stale device removal
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 08:57:37 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

If device is removal is initiated by two threads as below, mdev core
attempts to create a syfs remove file on stale device.
During this flow, below [1] call trace is observed.

     cpu-0                                    cpu-1
     -----                                    -----
   unregister device();
                                       /* not found in list or
                                        * active=false.
                                          ..Call trace

Now that mdev core follows correct device removal system of the linux
bus model, remove shouldn't fail in normal cases. If it fails, there is
no point of creating a stale file or checking for specific error status.

kernel: WARNING: CPU: 2 PID: 9348 at fs/sysfs/file.c:327
kernel: CPU: 2 PID: 9348 Comm: bash Kdump: loaded Not tainted
5.1.0-rc6-vdevbus+ #6
kernel: Hardware name: Supermicro SYS-6028U-TR4+/X10DRU-i+, BIOS 2.0b
kernel: RIP: 0010:sysfs_create_file_ns+0x7f/0x90
kernel: Call Trace:
kernel: remove_store+0xdc/0x100 [mdev]
kernel: kernfs_fop_write+0x113/0x1a0
kernel: vfs_write+0xad/0x1b0
kernel: ksys_write+0x5a/0xe0
kernel: do_syscall_64+0x5a/0x210
kernel: entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x49/0xbe

Signed-off-by: Parav Pandit <>
 drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_sysfs.c | 4 +---
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_sysfs.c b/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_sysfs.c
index 9f774b91d275..ffa3dcebf201 100644
--- a/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_sysfs.c
+++ b/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_sysfs.c
@@ -237,10 +237,8 @@ static ssize_t remove_store(struct device *dev, struct device_attribute *attr,
 		int ret;
 		ret = mdev_device_remove(dev);
-		if (ret) {
-			device_create_file(dev, attr);
+		if (ret)
 			return ret;
-		}
 	return count;

  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-05-24 13:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-24 13:57 [PATCHv4 0/3] vfio/mdev: Improve vfio/mdev core module Parav Pandit
2019-05-24 13:57 ` [PATCHv4 1/3] vfio/mdev: Improve the create/remove sequence Parav Pandit
2019-05-24 13:57 ` Parav Pandit [this message]
2019-05-24 13:57 ` [PATCHv4 3/3] vfio/mdev: Synchronize device create/remove with parent removal Parav Pandit
2019-05-29 14:56   ` Alex Williamson
2019-05-30  8:58     ` Parav Pandit

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