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Date:   Sat, 23 May 2020 11:14:28 -0700
From:   Linus Torvalds <>
To:     Greg KH <>,
        Heikki Krogerus <>
Cc:     Andrew Morton <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
        Stephen Rothwell <>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] Driver core fixes for 5.7-rc7 - take 2

On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 8:29 AM Greg KH <> wrote:
> The kobject patch that was originally in here has now been reverted, as
> Guenter reported boot problems with it on some of his systems.

Hmm. That original patch looks obviously buggy: in kobject_cleanup()
it would end up doing "kobject_put(parent)" regardless of whether it
had actually done __kobject_del() or not.

That _could_ have been intentional, but considering the commit
message, it clearly wasn't in this case.  It might be worth re-trying
to the commit, just with that fixed.

Btw, when you end up reverting a patch that was already the top patch,
you might as well just remove it entirely from that tree instead (ie
"git reset --hard HEAD^" instead of "git revert HEAD").

Unless somebody else uses your branches and you are afraid that the
non-reverted commit escaped out in the wild that way?


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