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Date:	Thu, 19 May 2011 17:10:34 -0700
From:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:	Sebastian Ott <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Subject: [PATCH 16/44] driver-core: fix race between device_register and driver_register

From: Sebastian Ott <>

When a device is registered to a bus it will be a) added to the list
of devices of the bus and b) bind to a driver (if one matches). As a
result of a driver being registered at this bus between a) and b) this
device could already be bound to a driver. This leads to a warning
and incorrect refcounting.
To fix this add a check to device_attach to identify an already bound

Signed-off-by: Sebastian Ott <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
 drivers/base/dd.c |    5 +++++
 1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/base/dd.c b/drivers/base/dd.c
index da57ee9..7e9219b 100644
--- a/drivers/base/dd.c
+++ b/drivers/base/dd.c
@@ -245,6 +245,10 @@ int device_attach(struct device *dev)
 	if (dev->driver) {
+		if (klist_node_attached(&dev->p->knode_driver)) {
+			ret = 1;
+			goto out_unlock;
+		}
 		ret = device_bind_driver(dev);
 		if (ret == 0)
 			ret = 1;
@@ -257,6 +261,7 @@ int device_attach(struct device *dev)
 		ret = bus_for_each_drv(dev->bus, NULL, dev, __device_attach);
 	return ret;

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