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Date:	Fri, 07 Dec 2007 06:59:11 +0530
From:	Balbir Singh <>
To:	Badari Pulavarty <>
CC:	Greg KH <>,
	Kamalesh Babulal <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	lkml <>,,,
Subject: Re: 2.6.24-rc4-mm1 kobject changes broken with hvcs driver on powerpc

Badari Pulavarty wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-12-07 at 00:28 +0530, Balbir Singh wrote:
>> Greg KH wrote:
>>>> Why release the spinlock here? It's done after the count is incremented.
>>>> This patch does not seem correct.
>>> Doh, you are correct, I'll make sure that I fix this up before applying
>>> it.
>>> thanks,
>>> greg k-h
>> Hi, Greg,
>> I ran some tests with the fixed up version of this patch and the system
>> fails to come up.
>> I see the WARN_ON in lib/kref.c:33 and the system fails to boot beyond
>> that point. I have not yet found time to debug it though.
> Are you running into same issue, I am getting on my machine ? Are you
> using IPR driver ?


I am unable to get past lib/kref.c:33 and cut here. The machine just
stalls, I see no output at the console. I don't get a backtrace like you
do, even with xmon enabled :(

> Thanks,
> Badari

	Warm Regards,
	Balbir Singh
	Linux Technology Center
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