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SubjectRe: [butterfly_attach] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 198 at fs/sysfs/dir.c:31 sysfs_warn_dup+0x71/0x97
On Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 11:17:50AM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
>On Tue, Nov 07, 2017 at 08:49:46AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 2:24 AM, Fengguang Wu <> wrote:
>> > FYI this happens in v4.14-rc8 -- it's not necessarily a new bug.
>> Yeah, very doubtful. Nobody has touched that spi-butterfly driver in
>> about two years.
>Indeed. I'm not super convinced anyone who actually has the hardware
>has touched the driver since David Brownell was maintaining SPI, all the
>changes since then seem pretty mechanical.
>> > [ 13.141240] sysfs: cannot create duplicate filename '/devices/pnp0/00:04/spi_master/spi42'
>> > [ 13.142495] ------------[ cut here ]------------
>> I'm not sure why that driver even gets initialized under qemu. I'm
>> assuming it just tries to attach to any parport.
>Yes, if there's any mechanism for constraining what it attaches to it's
>in the parport subsysetm. This simply provides an attach method which
>the parport subsystem looks like it calls on any parport in the system.
>I'm a little confused about how it ends up getting registered multiple
>times but that looks like it should be something in paport (I noticed
>some stuff about allowing multiple devices on one port).
>> Mark, should it have a stricter check perhaps? Or should this driver
>> perhaps simply not be loaded by the zeroday robot?
>Loading parallel port client drivers (or other semi-enumerable drivers)
>seems like a recipe for trouble. In this case there's never been any
>code there that attempts to work out if there's actually a butterfy
>device on the parport, just a REVISIT comment in the code which isn't
>much help. Looking at the docs for the driver it's intended to control
>an AVR32 microcontroller reference board running some custom program
>(with instructions on how to make the cable!) so I don't hold out much
>I'm tempted to just remove the driver though I fear it might have some
>actual users for industrial processes still.

Another option is to disable the butterfy driver in 0day boot tests.
We've actually accumulated a kconfig enable/disable list over time.


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