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    SubjectRe: [REGRESSION, bisected] 2.6.36-rc1 - suspend issues
    On Wed, 18 Aug 2010, trapDoor wrote:

    > >> Bisecting turned up the following commit. Reverting it in 2.6.36-rc1
    > >> results in a system that works.
    > >>
    > >> commit bd25f4dd6972755579d0ea50d1a5ace2e9b00d1a
    > >> Author: Arnd Bergmann <>
    > >> Date:   Sun Jul 11 15:34:05 2010 +0200
    > >>
    > >>     HID: hiddev: use usb_find_interface, get rid of BKL
    > >>
    > >>     This removes the private hiddev_table in the usbhid
    > >>     driver and changes it to use usb_find_interface
    > >>     instead.
    > >>
    > >>     The advantage is that we can avoid the race between
    > >>     usb_register_dev and usb_open and no longer need the
    > >>     big kernel lock.
    > >>
    > >>     This doesn't introduce race condition -- the intf pointer could be
    > >>     invalidated only in hiddev_disconnect() through usb_deregister_dev(),
    > >>     but that will block on minor_rwsem and not actually remove the device
    > >>     until usb_open().
    > >> -----------------------
    > >>
    > >> Despite mentioned issues with network (occurring every time after
    > >> unsuccessful suspend > hard restart) the bisecting turned up a commit
    > >> which isn't rather related to network. But I can confirm that
    > >> reverting only this one commit in 2.6.36-rc1
    > >> [da5cabf80e2433131bf0ed8993abc0f7ea618c73] fixes the whole problem -
    > >> suspend works OK and I have no issues with my network after waking the
    > >> system up, neither after re-booting from the same or any other kernel.
    > >>
    > >> Please let me know what further details should I provide. Any logs,
    > >> hardware specifications? I've also made a brief log recording the
    > >> bisect if anyone would need it.
    > >
    > > Well, we should let the HID maintainer know about the problem (CC added).
    > Thanks Rafael,
    > Before I opened this thread I only searched on
    > for any appropriate mailing
    > list but nothing linke linux-*hid* there. Now I've found out that
    > there is a list of all maintainers included in the kernel source. I'll
    > keep that in mind ..

    Yeah, MAINTAINERS file is always good to consult. Also CCing all people
    who have Signed-off-by or Acked-by the offending patch is usually a good

    Could you please verify whether the patch below (which is currently queued
    in my tree and I am planning to push it to Linus soon, as it fixes memory
    corruption) fixes your issue? Thanks.

    commit 9c9e54a8df0be48aa359744f412377cc55c3b7d2
    Author: Jiri Kosina <>
    Date: Fri Aug 13 12:19:45 2010 +0200

    HID: hiddev: fix memory corruption due to invalid intfdata

    Commit bd25f4dd6972755579d0 ("HID: hiddev: use usb_find_interface,
    get rid of BKL") introduced using of private intfdata in hiddev for
    purpose of storing hiddev pointer.

    This is a problem, because intf pointer is already being set to struct
    hid_device pointer by HID core. This obviously lead to memory corruptions
    at device disconnect time, such as

    WARNING: at lib/kobject.c:595 kobject_put+0x37/0x4b()
    kobject: '(null)' (ffff88011e9cd898): is not initialized, yet kobject_put() is being called.

    Convert hiddev into accessing hiddev through struct hid_device which is
    in intfdata already.

    Reported-and-tested-by: Markus Trippelsdorf <>
    Reported-and-tested-by: Heinz Diehl <>
    Reported-and-tested-by: Alan Ott <>
    Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <>

    diff --git a/drivers/hid/usbhid/hiddev.c b/drivers/hid/usbhid/hiddev.c
    index f285017..0a29c51 100644
    --- a/drivers/hid/usbhid/hiddev.c
    +++ b/drivers/hid/usbhid/hiddev.c
    @@ -266,13 +266,15 @@ static int hiddev_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
    struct hiddev_list *list;
    struct usb_interface *intf;
    + struct hid_device *hid;
    struct hiddev *hiddev;
    int res;

    intf = usb_find_interface(&hiddev_driver, iminor(inode));
    if (!intf)
    return -ENODEV;
    - hiddev = usb_get_intfdata(intf);
    + hid = usb_get_intfdata(intf);
    + hiddev = hid->hiddev;

    if (!(list = kzalloc(sizeof(struct hiddev_list), GFP_KERNEL)))
    return -ENOMEM;
    @@ -890,7 +892,6 @@ int hiddev_connect(struct hid_device *hid, unsigned int force)
    hid->hiddev = hiddev;
    hiddev->hid = hid;
    hiddev->exist = 1;
    - usb_set_intfdata(usbhid->intf, usbhid);
    retval = usb_register_dev(usbhid->intf, &hiddev_class);
    if (retval) {
    err_hid("Not able to get a minor for this device.");
    Jiri Kosina
    SUSE Labs, Novell Inc.
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