Re: [PATCH 25/20] sysfs: Only support removing emtpy sysfs directories.

From: Kay Sievers
Date: Tue May 26 2009 - 17:14:01 EST

On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 23:09, James Bottomley
<James.Bottomley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-05-26 at 15:29 -0400, Alan Stern wrote:

>> If you don't mind trashing some more ext3 root filesystems :-) you can
>> try this patch. ÂIt's almost certainly not quite the right thing to do
>> and I have probably messed up the target's reference counting, but
>> maybe it's a step in the right direction.

> It's hard to follow the problem without full context, but if I
> understand correctly the problem is you want all the target directories
> removed before you call device_del() on the host and the thing that gets
> in the way is the necessary user context removal of the host. ÂSo a
> simple solution, rather than mucking with the way it works, is to wait
> for the workqueues to complete. ÂDoes this fix it?

Ok, I copied my newly installed system to another disks, to have a
root filesytem to trash again by this bug. :)

Which of your patches should I try?

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