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From: Mike Gorse <>
Subject: Oops w/sysfs when closing a disconnected usb serial device
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2003 19:18:23 -0500 (EST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

With 2.6.0-test11, I get a panic if I disconnect a USB serial device with
a fd open on it and then close the fd.  When the device is disconnected,
usb_disconnect calls usb_disable_device, which calls device_del, which
calls kobject_del, which removes the device's sysfs directory.  If a user
space program has the tts device open, then kobject_cleanup and
destroy_serial do not get called until the device is closed, but by then
the kobject_del call to the interface has caused the tty device's sysfs
directory to be nuked from under it.  Eventually sysfs_remove_dir is
called and eventually calls simple_rmdir with a dentry with a NULL
d_inode, causing an oops.  I can make the Oops go away with the following

--- fs/sysfs/dir.c.orig	2003-11-30 18:59:34.395284712 -0500
+++ fs/sysfs/dir.c	2003-11-30 18:59:50.944768808 -0500
@@ -83,7 +83,7 @@
 	struct dentry * parent = dget(d->d_parent);
-	simple_rmdir(parent->d_inode,d);
+	if (d->d_inode) simple_rmdir(parent->d_inode,d);
 	pr_debug(" o %s removing done (%d)\n",d->,

-- Michael Gorse / AIM:linvortex / --

             reply	other threads:[~2003-12-01  0:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-12-01  0:18 Mike Gorse [this message]
2003-12-01  9:38 ` Maneesh Soni
2003-12-01 23:55   ` Mike Gorse
2003-12-02  7:11     ` Maneesh Soni
2003-12-05 23:36       ` Greg KH
2003-12-06  1:38     ` Greg KH
2003-12-06  2:16       ` Mike Gorse
2003-12-07  2:58         ` Greg KH
2003-12-07  3:09           ` Mike Gorse
2003-12-06  0:56   ` Greg KH
2003-12-08  4:56     ` Maneesh Soni

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