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Date:	Sat, 5 Apr 2008 10:16:11 -0400 (EDT)
From:	Alan Stern <stern@...land.harvard.edu>
To:	Greg KH <greg@...ah.com>
cc:	Jiri Slaby <jirislaby@...il.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Kernel development list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	USB list <linux-usb@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: usb unbind/bind => WARNING at fs/sysfs/dir.c [Was: 2.6.25-rc8-mm1]

On Fri, 4 Apr 2008, Greg KH wrote:

> > Here's the answer.  The bug was introduced when the definition of 
> > device_is_registered() in include/linux/device.h was changed.  The old 
> > definition returned 0 when called inside a driver's remove method for a 
> > device being unregistered, whereas the new definition returns 1.  I 
> > don't know when this change was made.
> 
> I've changed that in the -mm tree to make some PCI stuff much easier.  I
> didn't realize that USB was depending on when this was being set, sorry
> about it.
> 
> I like your fix better, it makes the code path much simpler :)

Well, it's not really any _simpler_, since all I did was interchange 
two lines of code.

But I agree this way is better.  It doesn't depend on the behavior of 
device_is_registered() in the ill-defined situation where the device is 
in the middle of being unregistered.

Alan Stern

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