Re: [PATCH] PCI: Fix racing for pci device removing via sysfs

From: Bjorn Helgaas
Date: Fri Apr 26 2013 - 16:53:41 EST

On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 2:20 PM, Yinghai Lu <yinghai@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 9:28 AM, Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> This is a gross hack. Iterating through all known pci_devs to see if
>> this one still exists?
>> I reproduced the original problem, applied this patch, and verified
>> that it avoids the original crash.
>> However, it's still incorrect because now you're looking at pdev after
>> it's been freed. With CONFIG_SLUB_DEBUG_ON=y, the removal still causes
>> a crash in remove_callback().
> Yes, there is small window, that could have bus and dev get freed...
> Please check attached that should address your concerns.

You can't be serious. This is a disgusting mess. Checking a list
pointer for LIST_POISON1? As far as I'm concerned, this is a waste of
my time.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at