Commit 7e1b1fc4 authored by Jiri Slaby's avatar Jiri Slaby Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman
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base: make module_create_drivers_dir race-free

Modules which register drivers via standard path (driver_register) in
parallel can cause a warning:
WARNING: CPU: 2 PID: 3492 at ../fs/sysfs/dir.c:31 sysfs_warn_dup+0x62/0x80
sysfs: cannot create duplicate filename '/module/saa7146/drivers'
Modules linked in: hexium_gemini(+) mxb(+) ...
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff812e63a2>] sysfs_warn_dup+0x62/0x80
 [<ffffffff812e6487>] sysfs_create_dir_ns+0x77/0x90
 [<ffffffff8140f2c4>] kobject_add_internal+0xb4/0x340
 [<ffffffff8140f5b8>] kobject_add+0x68/0xb0
 [<ffffffff8140f631>] kobject_create_and_add+0x31/0x70
 [<ffffffff8157a703>] module_add_driver+0xc3/0xd0
 [<ffffffff8155e5d4>] bus_add_driver+0x154/0x280
 [<ffffffff815604c0>] driver_register+0x60/0xe0
 [<ffffffff8145bed0>] __pci_register_driver+0x60/0x70
 [<ffffffffa0273e14>] saa7146_register_extension+0x64/0x90 [saa7146]
 [<ffffffffa0033011>] hexium_init_module+0x11/0x1000 [hexium_gemini]

As can be (mostly) seen, driver_register causes this call sequence:
  -> bus_add_driver
    -> module_add_driver
      -> module_create_drivers_dir
The last one creates "drivers" directory in /sys/module/<...>. When
this is done in parallel, the directory is attempted to be created
twice at the same time.

This can be easily reproduced by loading mxb and hexium_gemini in
while :; do
  modprobe mxb &
  modprobe hexium_gemini
  rmmod mxb hexium_gemini saa7146_vv saa7146

saa7146 calls pci_register_driver for both mxb and hexium_gemini,
which means /sys/module/saa7146/drivers is to be created for both of

Fix this by a new mutex in module_create_drivers_dir which makes the
test-and-create "drivers" dir atomic.

I inverted the condition and removed 'return' to avoid multiple
unlocks or a goto.

Signed-off-by: default avatarJiri Slaby <>
Fixes: fe480a26

 (Modules: only add drivers/ direcory if needed)
Cc: v2.6.21+ <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent 75f0b68b
......@@ -24,10 +24,12 @@ static char *make_driver_name(struct device_driver *drv)
static void module_create_drivers_dir(struct module_kobject *mk)
if (!mk || mk->drivers_dir)
static DEFINE_MUTEX(drivers_dir_mutex);
mk->drivers_dir = kobject_create_and_add("drivers", &mk->kobj);
if (mk && !mk->drivers_dir)
mk->drivers_dir = kobject_create_and_add("drivers", &mk->kobj);
void module_add_driver(struct module *mod, struct device_driver *drv)
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