Nonfunctional ethernet (was Re: 2.6.21-rc7-mm1 +sysfs-oops-workaround.patch -- INFO: possible recursive locking detected)

From: Antonino A. Daplas
Date: Wed Apr 25 2007 - 19:45:47 EST

On Wed, 2007-04-25 at 22:48 +0800, Antonino A. Daplas wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-04-25 at 14:18 +0900, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > Miles Lane wrote:

> eth0 renamed to eth54
> BUG: atomic counter underflow at:
> [<c0104378>] show_trace_log_lvl+0x1a/0x30
> [<c0104ec9>] show_trace+0x12/0x14
> [<c0104f22>] dump_stack+0x16/0x18
> [<c01bd575>] _atomic_dec_and_lock+0x29/0x4c
> [<c0174388>] dput+0x34/0x103
> [<c019d181>] sysfs_drop_dentry+0x141/0x149
> [<c019d212>] sysfs_hash_and_remove+0x89/0x10e
> [<c019f1fc>] sysfs_remove_link+0xe/0x10
> [<c0221839>] device_rename+0x110/0x181
> [<c025420a>] dev_change_name+0x11e/0x1ca
> [<c02545e6>] dev_ifsioc+0x330/0x3d7
> [<c0254d25>] dev_ioctl+0x350/0x46e
> [<c0249792>] sock_ioctl+0x1be/0x1ca
> [<c016f3c0>] do_ioctl+0x1c/0x53
> [<c016f5e3>] vfs_ioctl+0x1ec/0x203
> [<c016f643>] sys_ioctl+0x49/0x62
> [<c0103cde>] sysenter_past_esp+0x5f/0x99
> =======================

The above tracing was caused by CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED=y and by setting
this to n, the tracing disappeared.. Still, all my network cards are
non-functional. Entries in /sys/class/net are bogus:

/ # cd /sys/class/net/
/sys/class/net # ls
eth1 eth44 eth54 lo

/sys/class/net # cd eth1
-bash: cd: eth1: No such file or directory

/sys/class/net # ls -l eth1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Apr 26 07:15 eth1 ->

/sys/class/net # cd ../../devices/pci0000\:00/0000\:00\:12.0/net/eth0
-bash: cd: ../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/net/eth0: No such file
or directory

Do you know of any patches I need to revert/apply? Anyway, I have to
boot back to this kernel and find out more what's going on.


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