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SubjectRe: [BUG, Regression, bisected] USB mouse causes bug on 1st insert, ignored on 2nd insert, lsusb stuck at usbdev_open
On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 06:55:36PM +0200, Jiri Kosina wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Sep 2010, Greg KH wrote:
>
> > > > I have just found out that it's actually CONFIG_USB_DYNAMIC_MINORS which
> > > > makes the difference. When unset, the problem doesn't trigger, and
> > > > usb_find_interface() always returns the proper interface. When
> > > > CONFIG_USB_DYNAMIC_MINORS is being used, the oops happen.
> > > >
> > > > I'll look into that.
> > >
> > > Apparently the problem is that intf->minors doesn't get initialized
> > > properly. This patch should fix it. Everybody, please try it out.
> >
> > Wow, what happened to suddenly cause this? Nothing has changed here in
> > a long time.
> >
> > wierd.
>
> It doesn't hit you if you are calling usb_register_dev() for all the
> instances you have, as the first device will have minor '0', the second
> one '1', etc.
>
> But if you are calling usb_find_interface() for devices that have never
> been registered through usb_register_dev(), then you have a problem, as
> usb_find_interface() will match those unregistered devices (as minor == 0
> in such cases).
>
> This is probably quite rare scenario, and hiddev (which might be the only
> in-kernel driver doing this?) has moved to usb_find_interface() only
> recently.

Ah, ok, that makes sense, I never thought of someone calling that
function if they had never registered a device :)

When did hiddev make this change? We need to know that for the -stable
backport of this patch.

Alan, care to resend the patch in a format I can apply it?

thanks,

greg k-h


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