[PATCH] powerpc/pseries: dynamically added OF nodes need to call of_node_init

Nathan Fontenot nfont at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Thu Jul 10 23:40:33 EST 2014

On 07/09/2014 09:33 PM, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-07-09 at 21:20 -0400, Tyrel Datwyler wrote:
>> Commit 75b57ecf9 refactored device tree nodes to use kobjects such that they
>> can be exposed via /sysfs. A secondary commit 0829f6d1f furthered this rework
>> by moving the kobect initialization logic out of of_node_add into its own
>> of_node_init function. The inital commit removed the existing kref_init calls
>> in the pseries dlpar code with the assumption kobject initialization would
>> occur in of_node_add. The second commit had the side effect of triggering a
>> BUG_ON as a result of dynamically added nodes being uninitialized.
> So does this mean DLPAR is broken since 0829f6d1f (3.15-rc1)?

Yes. Partition migration would also be affected by this.


> If so this should have a Cc: stable at kernel.org shouldn't it?
> And the latest trend is to also add:
> Fixes: 0829f6d1f69e ("of: device_node kobject lifecycle fixes")
> cheers

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