[PATCH] powerpc/pseries: Fix of_node_put() underflow during pseries remove

Tyrel Datwyler turtle.in.the.kernel at gmail.com
Wed Jul 26 03:53:23 AEST 2017

On 07/24/2017 09:47 PM, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> Tyrel Datwyler <turtle.in.the.kernel at gmail.com> writes:
>> On 07/24/2017 03:42 AM, Michael Ellerman wrote:
>>> Laurent Vivier <lvivier at redhat.com> writes:
>>>> As for commit 68baf692c435 ("powerpc/pseries: Fix of_node_put()
>>>> underflow during DLPAR remove"), the call to of_node_put()
>>>> must be removed from pSeries_reconfig_remove_node().
>>>> dlpar_detach_node() and pSeries_reconfig_remove_node() call
>>>> of_detach_node(), and thus the node should not be released
>>>> in this case too.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Laurent Vivier <lvivier at redhat.com>
>>>> ---
>>>>  arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/reconfig.c | 1 -
>>>>  1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
>>> Thanks. I'll spare you the swearing about why we have the same bug in
>>> two places.
>> That's probably my bad. I must have failed to test with older powerpc-util tooling where
>> drmgr uses the /proc/ofdt interface for device tree modification.
> OK. Really we should have automated tests of the various cases, I've
> just never had time to write any.

Agreed, some better CI is warranted.

> Mainly the thing that bugs me is that we still have the two separate
> paths. Or if we must maintain both they could at least share more code,
> the two functions do basically the same thing AFAICS.

Yeah, I think that is where I dropped the ball. I wrongly assumed by not looking close
enough that code was shared in those two paths. Definitely some code de-duplication work
that can be done.


> cheers

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