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SubjectRe: [PATCH] base firmware: Fix BUG from sysfs attributes change in commit a2db6842873c8e5a70652f278d469128cb52db70


On Sat, 13 Mar 2010, Larry Finger wrote:
>
> Commit a2db6842873c8e5a70652f278d469128cb52db70 changed the way that
> sysfs attributes are handled. With lockdep checking enabled, a firmware
> loading request from b43 generates the following BUG:
>
> BUG: key ffff8800b85f4870 not in .data!
> ------------[ cut here ]------------
> WARNING: at kernel/lockdep.c:2706 lockdep_init_map+0x236/0x5d0()

I don't think we can fix these problems this way.

Lookie here:

[torvalds@i5 linux]$ git grep sysfs_create_bin_file | wc
68 319 5999
[torvalds@i5 linux]$ git grep sysfs_bin_attr_init | wc
8 24 522
and you sent in patches to fix _two_ of the remaining 60 cases.

Now, there may be some reason why it's not needed for the others, and
those two are special, but I somewhat doubt it.

Eric - that patch of yours is obviously broken. Either I need to revert
it, or you need to fix it. Not these kinds of "fix random
sysfs_create_bin_file() drivers one by one" things.

Linus

---
> Hardware name: HP Pavilion dv2700 Notebook PC
> Pid: 2283, comm: NetworkManager Not tainted 2.6.34-rc1-wl #320
> Call Trace:
> [<ffffffff81046068>] warn_slowpath_common+0x78/0xb0
> [<ffffffff810460af>] warn_slowpath_null+0xf/0x20
> [<ffffffff810765e6>] lockdep_init_map+0x236/0x5d0
> [<ffffffff811633aa>] sysfs_add_file_mode+0x6a/0xc0
> [<ffffffff8116340c>] sysfs_add_file+0xc/0x10
> [<ffffffff81165ae1>] sysfs_create_bin_file+0x21/0x30
> [<ffffffff8124f6b7>] _request_firmware+0x267/0x630
> [<ffffffff8124fb0e>] request_firmware+0xe/0x10
> [<ffffffffa04038d2>] b43_do_request_fw+0x92/0x230 [b43]
> (rest of dump snipped)
> Fixed by initing the attribute.
>
> Signed-off-by: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
> ---
>
> Index: wireless-testing/drivers/base/firmware_class.c
> ===================================================================
> --- wireless-testing.orig/drivers/base/firmware_class.c
> +++ wireless-testing/drivers/base/firmware_class.c
> @@ -442,6 +442,7 @@ static int fw_setup_device(struct firmwa
> fw_priv = dev_get_drvdata(f_dev);
>
> fw_priv->fw = fw;
> + sysfs_bin_attr_init(&fw_priv->attr_data);
> retval = sysfs_create_bin_file(&f_dev->kobj, &fw_priv->attr_data);
> if (retval) {
> dev_err(device, "%s: sysfs_create_bin_file failed\n", __func__);
>


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