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SubjectRe: WARN... Device 'cpu1' does not have a release() function, it is broken and must be fixed. when doing 'xl vcpu-set <guest_id> 1'
On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 01:06:01PM -0500, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> When I bring a CPU down in a guest (which should be the same as bringing a
> CPU down using the ACPI framework), I get this:
>
> [ 14.484206] SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
> [ 14.514287] ------------[ cut here ]------------
> [ 14.514318] WARNING: at /home/konrad/linux-linus/drivers/base/core.c:194 device_release+0x82/0x90()
> [ 14.514354] Device 'cpu1' does not have a release() function, it is broken and must be fixed.
> [ 14.514386] Modules linked in: radeon fbcon tileblit font ttm bitblit softcursor drm_kms_helper xen_blkfront xen_netfront xen_fbfront fb_sys_fops sysimgblt sysfillrect syscopyarea xen_kbdfront xenfs xen_privcmd
> [ 14.514557] Pid: 22, comm: xenwatch Not tainted 3.3.0-rc1 #1
> [ 14.514586] Call Trace:
> [ 14.515094] [<ffffffff810897fa>] warn_slowpath_common+0x7a/0xb0
> [ 14.515094] [<ffffffff810898d1>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x41/0x50
> [ 14.515094] [<ffffffff813dea02>] device_release+0x82/0x90
> [ 14.515094] [<ffffffff812dfb85>] kobject_release+0x45/0x90
> [ 14.515094] [<ffffffff812dfa4c>] kobject_put+0x2c/0x60
> [ 14.515094] [<ffffffff813de6a2>] put_device+0x12/0x20
> [ 14.515094] [<ffffffff813df409>] device_unregister+0x19/0x20
> [ 14.515094] [<ffffffff813e4edf>] unregister_cpu+0x4f/0x80
> [ 14.515094] [<ffffffff81052c7c>] arch_unregister_cpu+0x1c/0x20
> [ 14.515094] [<ffffffff8137f787>] handle_vcpu_hotplug_event+0xc7/0xd0
> [ 14.515094] [<ffffffff8137b900>] xenwatch_thread+0xb0/0x180
> [ 14.515094] [<ffffffff810ad3f0>] ? wake_up_bit+0x40/0x40
> [ 14.515094] [<ffffffff8137b850>] ? split+0xf0/0xf0
> [ 14.515094] [<ffffffff810acd16>] kthread+0x96/0xa0
> [ 14.515094] [<ffffffff816151e4>] kernel_thread_helper+0x4/0x10
> [ 14.515094] [<ffffffff8160cc80>] ? retint_restore_args+0x5/0x6
> [ 14.515094] [<ffffffff816151e0>] ? gs_change+0x13/0x13
> [ 14.515094] ---[ end trace 8f70af51a2e2611f ]---
>
> Looking at "commit e032d80774315869aa2285b217fdbbfed86c0b49
> Author: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
> Date: Mon Jan 16 14:40:28 2012 -0800
>
> mce: fix warning messages about static struct mce_device
> "
>
> it looks like the corret fix is to make the 'cpu_devices' in
> arch/x86/kernel/topology.c to be changed to be more dynamic
> (or perhaps have an empty release function)?

{sigh}
Yes, that's the correct fix, I'll do the same type of change I did for
the MCE code here as well.

Sorry we missed this one previously.

I'll get this fixed soon.

greg k-h


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