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Subject[PATCH] kobject: mark object as not initialized after release
During kobject initalization, state_initialized is set to 1. This state
is never set back to 0, even after release. This results in re-initialized
object warnings if the kobject needs to be reinitialized after release. On
a statically allocated platform device and driver:



kobject (bf000128): tried to init an initialized object, something is seriously wrong.
[<c0053964>] (unwind_backtrace+0x0/0x128) from [<c02bd444>] (kobject_init+0x38/0x8c)
[<c02bd444>] (kobject_init+0x38/0x8c) from [<c03445cc>] (device_initialize+0x20/0x68)
[<c03445cc>] (device_initialize+0x20/0x68) from [<c0348924>] (platform_device_register+0x10/0x1c)
[<c0348924>] (platform_device_register+0x10/0x1c) from [<bf00305c>] (platform_driver_test_init+0x5c/0x7c [platform_driver_test])
[<bf00305c>] (platform_driver_test_init+0x5c/0x7c [platform_driver_test]) from [<c00466e8>] (do_one_initcall+0xd0/0x1a4)
[<c00466e8>] (do_one_initcall+0xd0/0x1a4) from [<c0109ea4>] (sys_init_module+0x90/0x1ac)

since the kobject that is part of the platform device ( never
had the state_initialized reset despite eventually calling kobject_release.

Fix this by setting state_initialized on a released kobject back to 0 as any
state referenced after releasing is undefined.

Signed-off-by: Laura Abbott <>
lib/kobject.c | 5 ++++-
1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
diff --git a/lib/kobject.c b/lib/kobject.c
index 82dc34c..00390e3 100644
--- a/lib/kobject.c
+++ b/lib/kobject.c
@@ -577,7 +577,10 @@ static void kobject_cleanup(struct kobject *kobj)

static void kobject_release(struct kref *kref)
- kobject_cleanup(container_of(kref, struct kobject, kref));
+ struct kobject *kobj = container_of(kref, struct kobject, kref);
+ kobject_cleanup(kobj);
+ kobj->state_initialized = 0;


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