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SubjectRe: [2.6.26] kobject_add_internal failed for 2:0 with -EEXIST / unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference in sysfs_create_link
> >> > While running my http://vanheusden.com/pyk/ script (which randomly
> >> > inserts and removes modules) I triggered the folllowing oops in a 2.6.26
> >> > kernel on an IBM xSeries 260. This oops (in fact no oops at all) did not
> >> > get triggered in a 2.6.18 kernel on that system.
> >> >
> >> > [ 42.507375] FDC 0 is a National Semiconductor PC87306
> >> > [ 42.509057] kobject_add_internal failed for 2:0 with -EEXIST, don't try to register things with the same name in the same directory.
> >> > [ 42.509291] Pid: 5301, comm: modprobe Not tainted 2.6.26-1-amd64 #1
> >> > [ 42.509431]
> >> > [ 42.509433] Call Trace:
> >> > [ 42.509685] [<ffffffff8031b031>] kobject_add_internal+0x13f/0x17e
...
> >> > [ 42.511519] [<ffffffff8027d23b>] bdi_register+0x57/0xb4
> >>
> >> Looks like bdi sees two devices with the same devnum, or didn't
> >> cleanup an old entry. What does: ls -l "/sys/class/bdi/" print?
> >
> > The following:
> > folkert@debiantesthw:~$ ls -l /sys/class/bdi/
> > drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 0 2008-10-28 18:32 2:0
> > drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 0 2008-10-28 18:32 2:1
>
> Oh, you are running the old sysfs layout without symlinks. Care to
> tell where the "device" link in these directories points to?

None exist:
folkert@debiantesthw:~$ ls -la /sys/class/bdi/*/device
ls: cannot access /sys/class/bdi/*/device: No such file or directory

Folkert van Heusden

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