Commit 8252bbb1 authored by Stefan Richter's avatar Stefan Richter
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ieee1394: nodemgr: fix deadlock in shutdown

If "modprobe ohci1394" was quickly followed by "modprobe -r ohci1394",
say with 1 second pause in between, the modprobe -r got stuck in
uninterruptible sleep in kthread_stop.  At the same time the knodemgrd
slept uninterruptibly in bus_rescan_devices_helper.  That's because
driver_detach took the semaphore of the PCI device and
bus_rescan_devices_helper wanted to take the semaphore of the FireWire
host device's parent, which is the same semaphore. This was a regression
since Linux 2.6.16, commit bf74ad5b,
"Hold the device's parent's lock during probe and remove".

The fix (or workaround) adds a dummy driver to the hpsb_host device. Now
bus_rescan_devices_helper won't scan the host device anymore.  This
doesn't hurt since we have no drivers which will bind to these devices
and it is unlikely that there will ever be such a driver.  The dummy
driver is befittingly presented as a representation of ieee1394 itself.


Signed-off-by: default avatarStefan Richter <>
parent cec1a311
......@@ -14,6 +14,7 @@
#include <linux/slab.h>
#include <linux/delay.h>
#include <linux/kthread.h>
#include <linux/module.h>
#include <linux/moduleparam.h>
#include <linux/freezer.h>
#include <asm/atomic.h>
......@@ -260,9 +261,20 @@ static struct device nodemgr_dev_template_ne = {
.release = nodemgr_release_ne,
/* This dummy driver prevents the host devices from being scanned. We have no
* useful drivers for them yet, and there would be a deadlock possible if the
* driver core scans the host device while the host's low-level driver (i.e.
* the host's parent device) is being removed. */
static struct device_driver nodemgr_mid_layer_driver = {
.bus = &ieee1394_bus_type,
.name = "nodemgr",
.owner = THIS_MODULE,
struct device nodemgr_dev_template_host = {
.bus = &ieee1394_bus_type,
.release = nodemgr_release_host,
.driver = &nodemgr_mid_layer_driver,
......@@ -705,11 +717,14 @@ static int nodemgr_bus_match(struct device * dev, struct device_driver * drv)
return 0;
ud = container_of(dev, struct unit_directory, device);
driver = container_of(drv, struct hpsb_protocol_driver, driver);
if (ud->ne->in_limbo || ud->ignore_driver)
return 0;
/* We only match drivers of type hpsb_protocol_driver */
if (drv == &nodemgr_mid_layer_driver)
return 0;
driver = container_of(drv, struct hpsb_protocol_driver, driver);
for (id = driver->id_table; id->match_flags != 0; id++) {
if ((id->match_flags & IEEE1394_MATCH_VENDOR_ID) &&
id->vendor_id != ud->vendor_id)
......@@ -1900,7 +1915,7 @@ int init_ieee1394_nodemgr(void)
return error;
error = driver_register(&nodemgr_mid_layer_driver);
return 0;
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