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Subject[PATCH 2.6.24-rc4] PCI: refuse to re-add a device to a bus upon pci_scan_child_bus()
Dear Penguins,

As a follow up on my own post ( ), I
have solved a small bug/misbehavior within the pci_scan_single_device().

The misbehavior manifest itself upon calling pci_scan_child_bus() with a
bus which already contain some devices. After scanning is done devices
that already existed will be present twice in the PCI bus devise list.
Once with is_added indication and once without. Trying to add this bus
will cause a resource conflict as the same device is already present and

This patch will simply prevent a device to be added to a bus list if it
is already there.

Points to consider:
1. I am not a PCI Guru and might have over looked the bigger picture. Is
it OK to prevent a device of being re-added?
2. I have decided that two devices are, in fact, the same instance if it
has the same: vendor, device, and devfn. Is there a finer test for a
device identity?

p.s. As per it is
preferred for Mozilla Firefox clients to attach the patch, hence my
patch is attached.


Signed-off-by: Eran Liberty <>
Index: drivers/pci/probe.c
--- drivers/pci/probe.c (revision 102)
+++ drivers/pci/probe.c (revision 103)
@@ -996,11 +996,21 @@
struct pci_dev *__ref pci_scan_single_device(struct pci_bus *bus, int devfn)
struct pci_dev *dev;
+ struct list_head *ln;

dev = pci_scan_device(bus, devfn);
if (!dev)
return NULL;

+ /* refuse to re-add a device */
+ list_for_each(ln, &bus->devices) {
+ struct pci_dev *d = pci_dev_b(ln);
+ if ((d->vendor == dev->vendor) &&
+ (d->device == dev->device) &&
+ (d->devfn == dev->devfn))
+ return NULL;
+ }
pci_device_add(dev, bus);

return dev;
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