Re: [libsas PATCH v12 04/11] sysfs: handle 'parent deleted before child added'

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On Mar 22 Williams, Dan J wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 7:39 AM, Greg Kroah-Hartman
> <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:32:14PM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> [..]
> >> diff --git a/fs/sysfs/dir.c b/fs/sysfs/dir.c
> >> index 7fdf6a7..86521ee 100644
> >> --- a/fs/sysfs/dir.c
> >> +++ b/fs/sysfs/dir.c
> >> @@ -714,6 +714,9 @@ int sysfs_create_dir(struct kobject * kobj)
> >>       else
> >>               parent_sd = &sysfs_root;
> >>
> >> +     if (!parent_sd)
> >> +             return -ENOENT;
> >> +
> >>       if (sysfs_ns_type(parent_sd))
> >>               ns = kobj->ktype->namespace(kobj);
> >>       type = sysfs_read_ns_type(kobj);
> >
> > So what happens if this is true?  Does this patch fix the oops?
> 
> This patch downgrades the oops by turning it into a device_add()
> failure, but the patches that *fix* this warning are here [1] and here
> [2].
[...]
> [1]: http://marc.info/?l=linux-scsi&m=133239707903443&w=2
> [2]: http://marc.info/?l=linux-scsi&m=133239709603452&w=2

Isn't this something which is to be accomplished by counting references to
the parent device?
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