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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 1/5] drivercore: Revert "deferral race condition fix"
On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 10:26:22AM -0800, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 08:10:57PM +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > Consider the following scenario.
> >
> > There are two independent devices coupled together by functional dependencies:
> > - USB OTG (dwc3-pci)
> > - extcon (tested with extcon-intel-mrfld, not yet in upstream)
> >
> > Each of the driver services a corresponding device is built as a module. In the
> > Buildroot environment the modules are probed by alphabetical ordering of their
> > modaliases. The latter comes to the case when USB OTG driver will be probed
> > first followed by extcon one.
> >
> > So, if the platform anticipates extcon device to be appeared, in the above case
> > we will get deferred probe of USB OTG, because of ordering.
> >
> > Now, a cherry on top of the cake, the deferred probing list contains
> > the only two modules, i.e. USB OTG and extcon. Due to above circumstances,
> > values in the local_trigger_count and deferred_trigger_count are not the same,
> > and thus provokes deferred probe triggering again and again.
> >
> > ...
> > [ 20.678332] platform dwc3.0.auto: Retrying from deferred list
> > [ 20.694743] platform dwc3.0.auto: Driver dwc3 requests probe deferral
> > [ 20.701254] platform dwc3.0.auto: Added to deferred list
> > [ 20.706620] platform dwc3.0.auto: driver_deferred_probe_add_trigger 1 2
> > [ 20.713732] platform dwc3.0.auto: Retrying from deferred list
> > [ 20.730035] platform dwc3.0.auto: Driver dwc3 requests probe deferral
> > [ 20.736540] platform dwc3.0.auto: Added to deferred list
> > [ 20.741889] platform dwc3.0.auto: driver_deferred_probe_add_trigger 3 4
> > [ 20.748991] platform dwc3.0.auto: Retrying from deferred list
> > [ 20.765416] platform dwc3.0.auto: Driver dwc3 requests probe deferral
> > [ 20.771914] platform dwc3.0.auto: Added to deferred list
> > [ 20.777279] platform dwc3.0.auto: driver_deferred_probe_add_trigger 5 6
> > ...
> >
> > Deeper investigation shows the culprit commit 58b116bce136
> > ("drivercore: deferral race condition fix") which was dedicated to fix some
> > other issue while bringing a regression.
> >
> > This reverts commit 58b116bce13612e5aa6fcd49ecbd4cf8bb59e835 for good until
> > we will have better solution.
> >
> > Cc: Grant Likely <grant.likely@linaro.org>
> > Cc: Peter Ujfalusi <peter.ujfalusi@ti.com>
> > Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> > Cc: Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org>
> > Cc: Felipe Balbi <balbi@kernel.org>
> > Cc: Andrzej Hajda <a.hajda@samsung.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>
> > ---
> > drivers/base/dd.c | 27 ++-------------------------
> > 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 25 deletions(-)
>
> Shouldn't there be a "Fixes:" line and cc: stable here?

I'm not sure (yet). I would like to hear from people first, especially from
Grant (I spoke to him already for the matters at ELCE in Edinburg).

Perhaps, Hans can have a chance to test this and comment on.

--
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko


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