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Date:	Sun, 28 Feb 2010 22:31:58 +0100
From:	Stefani Seibold <>
To:	linux-kernel <>
Subject: [PATCH] Fix race condition in drivers/base/dd.c

This patch fix a potential race condition in the driver_bound() function
in the file driver/base/dd.c. 

The broadcast of the BUS_NOTIFY_BOUND_DRIVER notifier should be done
after adding the new device to the driver list. Otherwise notifier
listener will fail if they use functions like usb_find_interface().

The patch is against kernel 2.6.33. Please merge it.

Signed-off-by: Stefani Seibold <>
 dd.c |    4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- linux-2.6.33.orig/drivers/base/dd.c	2010-02-24 19:52:17.000000000 +0100
+++ linux-2.6.33/drivers/base/dd.c	2010-02-28 20:25:06.595037275 +0100
@@ -40,11 +40,11 @@ static void driver_bound(struct device *
 	pr_debug("driver: '%s': %s: bound to device '%s'\n", dev_name(dev),
 		 __func__, dev->driver->name);
+	klist_add_tail(&dev->p->knode_driver, &dev->driver->p->klist_devices);
 	if (dev->bus)
 					     BUS_NOTIFY_BOUND_DRIVER, dev);
-	klist_add_tail(&dev->p->knode_driver, &dev->driver->p->klist_devices);
 static int driver_sysfs_add(struct device *dev)

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