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From: "Kay Sievers" <kay.sievers@vrfy.org>
To: "Folkert van Heusden" <folkert@vanheusden.com>
Cc: 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: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 13:25:17 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <ac3eb2510810290525h1579bad8i4836ce1291d9022@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20081029094041.GO11214@vanheusden.com>

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 10:40, Folkert van Heusden
<folkert@vanheusden.com> wrote:
>> > 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
>> > [   42.509823]  [<ffffffff8031b46e>] kobject_add+0x74/0x7c
>> > [   42.509969]  [<ffffffff802e2470>] sysfs_addrm_finish+0x19/0x1ea
>> > [   42.510141]  [<ffffffff802e21b4>] sysfs_find_dirent+0x1b/0x2f
>> > [   42.510331]  [<ffffffff802e2741>] create_dir+0x5a/0x87
>> > [   42.510466]  [<ffffffff8031ae88>] kobject_get+0x12/0x17
>> > [   42.510614]  [<ffffffff80382771>] get_device+0x17/0x20
>> > [   42.510754]  [<ffffffff80382d81>] device_add+0x9b/0x53f
>> > [   42.510915]  [<ffffffff8031acf2>] kobject_init+0x41/0x69
>> > [   42.511374]  [<ffffffff803832d1>] device_create_vargs+0x9a/0xc6
>> > [   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/
> total 0

> 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?

Thanks,
Kay

  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-10-29 12:25 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 [this message]
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
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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