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Date:	Tue, 23 Nov 2010 21:19:38 -0500
From:	Dave Jones <>
To:	Neil Brown <>
Subject: Re: Missing "unregister_cpu_notifier" in powernow-k8.c

On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 11:28:01AM +1100, Neil Brown wrote:
 > Hi,
 >  (hope I got the right addressees above....)
 >  I appears that when powernow-k8 find that 
 >     No compatible ACPI _PSS objects found.
 >  and suggests
 >     Try again with latest BIOS.
 >  it fails the module load, but does not unregister the cpu_notifier that was 
 >  registered in powernowk8_init
 >  This ends up leaving freed memory on the cpu notifier list for some other
 >  poor module (e.g. md/raid5) to come along and trip over.
 >  The following might be a partial fix, but I suspect there is probably other
 >  clean-up that is needed.
 >  ( has full dmesg traces).
Ouch, I'm surprised that took so long to turn up.
I'll merge this up. It should go to stable too.



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