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SubjectRe: [linux-usb-devel] Re: [PATCH] oops in sd_shutdown
On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 07:53:53AM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 12:28:44AM +0200, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> > I see an Oops in the SCSI code, caused by the fact that sdkp is NULL
> > in sd_shutdown. "How can that be?", you will ask - dev->driver_data was set
> > in sd_probe. But in my case sd_probe never finished. An insmod usb-storage
> > hangs forever, or at least for more than six hours, giving ample opportunity
> > to observe this race between sd_probe and sd_shutdown.
> > (Of course sd_probe hangs in sd_revalidate disk.)
>
> Well, this same problem could show upb in any other driver. Could
> you instead send a patch to Pat that the driver model never calls
> the shutdown method for a driver that hasn't finished ->probe?

I think it already will not do that due to taking the bus->subsys.rwsem
before calling either probe() or remove().

thanks,

greg k-h
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