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SubjectRe: [BUG] object: is not initialized, yet kobject_put() is being called
On 08/12/2010 09:04 AM, Markus Trippelsdorf wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 02:57:57PM +0200, Jiri Kosina wrote:
>> On Thu, 12 Aug 2010, Jiri Kosina wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Guys, could you please send me your .config with which you are
>>>>>>>>> experiencing the problem, so that I can try to reproduce it with it?
>>>>>>>> Attached.
>>>>>>> So I had to add support for HW of mine (SATA_VIA, PATA_VIA, disabled the
>>>>>>> radeon firmware stuff, and, most importantly, enabled UHCI, which is what
>>>>>>> is on machine I am using now for testing), and disconnect-connect cycle
>>>>>>> works nicely:
>>>>>>> usb 3-2: USB disconnect, address 3
>>>>>>> usb 3-2: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4
>>>>>>> input: mouse USB mouse with wheel as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.1/usb3/3-2/3-2:1.0/input/input6
>>>>>>> generic-usb 0003:05B8:3091.0004: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [mouse USB mouse with wheel] on usb-0000:00:10.1-2/input0
>>>>>>> input: mouse USB mouse with wheel as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.1/usb3/3-2/3-2:1.1/input/input7
>>>>>>> generic-usb 0003:05B8:3091.0005: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard [mouse USB mouse with wheel] on usb-0000:00:10.1-2/input1
>>>>>>> so still no BUG from kobject refcounting, and the hidraw numbers are the
>>>>>>> same. The major difference seems to be that I am using UHCI and you have
>>>>>>> your HID devices connected through OHCI, is that correct?
>>>>>> Correct. And I should add that it very easy to reproduce here; just
>>>>>> disconnecting the usb receiver triggers the WARNING.
>>>>> Disabling USB_HIDDEV in my .config solves the problem (there is no
>>>>> WARNING anymore when disconnecting the receiver).
>>>> Reverting bd25f4dd6972755579d0ea50d1a5ace2e9b00d1a with USB_HIDDEV
>>>> enabled also solves the problem. So there must be a bug in that patch:
>>>> commit bd25f4dd6972755579d0ea50d1a5ace2e9b00d1a
>>>> Author: Arnd Bergmann<>
>>>> Date: Sun Jul 11 15:34:05 2010 +0200
>>>> HID: hiddev: use usb_find_interface, get rid of BKL
>>>> This removes the private hiddev_table in the usbhid
>>>> driver and changes it to use usb_find_interface
>>>> instead.
>>>> The advantage is that we can avoid the race between
>>>> usb_register_dev and usb_open and no longer need the
>>>> big kernel lock.
>>>> This doesn't introduce race condition -- the intf pointer could be
>>>> invalidated only in hiddev_disconnect() through usb_deregister_dev(),
>>>> but that will block on minor_rwsem and not actually remove the device
>>>> until usb_open().
>>>> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann<>
>>>> Cc: Jiri Kosina<>
>>>> Cc: "Greg Kroah-Hartman"<>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina<>
>>> Thanks, I had my suspicion about this commit (that's why I asked to you
>>> verify with CONFIG_USB_HIDDEV turned off as well).
>>> Adding Arnd to CC and will look into it myself as well soon.
>>> Arnd, the complete thread can be found at
>> Could please those of you, who are able to reproduce the problem, verify
>> whether the patch below (completely untested) makes everything behave
>> again? Thanks.
> Yes, everything behaves again. Thanks Jiri.

Seconded. Works good. Thanks for your support Jiri.

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