Commit 0599ad53 authored by Stephen Hemminger's avatar Stephen Hemminger Committed by David S. Miller
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sysfs: remove error messages for -EEXIST case

It is possible that the entry in sysfs already exists, one case of this is
when a network device is renamed to bonding_masters. Anyway, in this case
the proper error path is for device_rename to return an error code, not to
generate bogus backtrace and errors.

Also, to avoid possible races, the create link should be done before the
remove link. This makes a device rename atomic operation like other renames.
Signed-off-by: default avatarStephen Hemminger <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent dcc99773
......@@ -1218,13 +1218,11 @@ int device_rename(struct device *dev, char *new_name)
if (dev->class) {
sysfs_remove_link(&dev->class->subsys.kobj, old_device_name);
error = sysfs_create_link(&dev->class->subsys.kobj, &dev->kobj,
if (error) {
dev_err(dev, "%s: sysfs_create_symlink failed (%d)\n",
__func__, error);
if (error)
goto out;
sysfs_remove_link(&dev->class->subsys.kobj, old_device_name);
......@@ -419,12 +419,8 @@ void sysfs_addrm_start(struct sysfs_addrm_cxt *acxt,
int sysfs_add_one(struct sysfs_addrm_cxt *acxt, struct sysfs_dirent *sd)
if (sysfs_find_dirent(acxt->parent_sd, sd->s_name)) {
printk(KERN_WARNING "sysfs: duplicate filename '%s' "
"can not be created\n", sd->s_name);
if (sysfs_find_dirent(acxt->parent_sd, sd->s_name))
return -EEXIST;
sd->s_parent = sysfs_get(acxt->parent_sd);
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