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Subjectproblems in fakephp (was RE: refcount leak in pci_get_device()?)
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Just happened to see a change in fakephp when searching usage of the pci_remove_bus_device(). I couldn't find the original patches, but this http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/jbarnes/pci-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=fe99740cac117f208707488c03f3789cf4904957 shows, the pci_remove_bus_device() was removed while the remove_slot() was added in disable_slot(), which means: 1) fakephp can't remove pci_dev anymore; 2) deadlock happens because remove_slot() tries to remove the sysfs entry calling itself.

On Saturday, August 30, 2008 2:21 PM, Zhao, Yu wrote:
>It's been so for a while, guess since 2.5. I meant to say the
>pci_remove_bus_device(), not pci_remove_bus(), is used by pci hotplug code. If
>a device is being plugged off, and some drivers are calling pci_get_dev_by_id()
>to search something, then the warning might be fired through bus_find_device
>-> klist_iter_init_node ->kref_get.
>
>Thanks,
>Yu
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: linux-pci-owner@vger.kernel.org
>>[mailto:linux-pci-owner@vger.kernel.org] On Behalf Of Greg KH
>>Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:38 PM
>>To: Zhao, Yu
>>Cc: Alex Chiang; Matthew Wilcox; linux-pci@vger.kernel.org;
>>linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
>>Subject: Re: refcount leak in pci_get_device()?
>>
>>On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 12:23:20PM +0800, Zhao, Yu wrote:
>>> And the pci_get_dev_by_id() is not safe again the PCI device removal.
>>> It might fire a warning in bus_find_device() when reference count of
>>> the knode_bus is decreased to 0 by pci_remove_bus().
>>
>>Is this something new? Hasn't this always been that way? Why would you
>>be wanting to call this function anyway?
>>
>>thanks,
>>
>>greg k-h
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