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SubjectRe: [PATCH] oops in sd_shutdown
On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 05:24:50PM -0700, Mike Anderson wrote:

> > > Well, this same problem could show upb in any other driver. Could
> > > you instead send a patch to Pat that the driver model never calls
> > > the shutdown method for a driver that hasn't finished ->probe?
> >
> > I think it already will not do that due to taking the bus->subsys.rwsem
> > before calling either probe() or remove().
>
> Is the shutdown being called directly? The shutdown call is protected by
> a different rwsem. Depending on the call graph setting dev->driver on
> return of probe may provide a solution.

Yes, that is precisely what I had considered doing.

> I have not looked at all probe
> routines to understand if this would cause any bad side effects.
>
> Andries,
> Can you send the oops output?

top of stack was reported as (process reboot):

sd_shutdown + 0x22/0x110 NULL deref (namely, sdkp)
i8042_notify_sys
device_shutdown
sys_reboot
do_clock_nanosleep

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