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SubjectRe: [PATCH] drivers: base: core: do not put noninitialized devices
On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 09:41:40PM +0300, Vasiliy Kulikov wrote:
> If kobject_set_name_vargs() fails then put_device() frees
> device with zero kobj->state_initialized. This leads to WARN().

Have you seen this happen?

> Divide device_register() call to device_initialize() call before
> kobject_set_name_vargs() and device_add() call after it.
> Signed-off-by: Vasiliy Kulikov <>
> ---
> Compile tested only.

I'd prefer not to change this unless you are seeing problems with the
current code.

How did kobject_set_name_vargs() fail for you?


greg k-h

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