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Subject[PATCH 1/2] powerpc/pseries: fix "OF: ERROR: Bad of_node_put() on /cpus" during DLPAR
Commit 215ee763f8cb ("powerpc: pseries: remove dlpar_attach_node dependency on
full path") reworked dlpar_attach_node() to no longer look up the parent
node "/cpus", but instead to have the parent node passed by the caller in the
function parameter list. As a result dlpar_attach_node() is no longer
responsible for freeing the reference to the parent node. However,
commit 215ee763f8cb failed to remove the of_node_put(parent) call in
dlpar_attach_node(), or to take into account that the reference to the
parent in the caller dlpar_cpu_add() needs to be held until after
dlpar_attach_node() returns. As a result doing repeated cpu add/remove dlpar
operations will eventually result in the following error:

OF: ERROR: Bad of_node_put() on /cpus
CPU: 0 PID: 10896 Comm: drmgr Not tainted 4.13.0-autotest #1
Call Trace:
[c00000026ecdf810] [c00000000278a2a4] dump_stack+0x15c/0x1f8
[c00000026ecdf850] [c0000000025371a4] of_node_release+0x1a4/0x1c0
[c00000026ecdf8e0] [c0000000027948c8] kobject_put+0x1a8/0x310
[c00000026ecdf960] [c000000002794bdc] kobject_del+0xbc/0xf0
[c00000026ecdf990] [c000000002535ff4] __of_detach_node_sysfs+0x144/0x210
[c00000026ecdf9d0] [c000000002536f70] of_detach_node+0xf0/0x180
[c00000026ecdfa40] [c0000000016ed494] dlpar_detach_node+0xc4/0x120
[c00000026ecdfa80] [c0000000016f47d0] dlpar_cpu_remove+0x280/0x560
[c00000026ecdfb60] [c0000000016f4d9c] dlpar_cpu_release+0xbc/0x1b0
[c00000026ecdfbb0] [c00000000161279c] arch_cpu_release+0x6c/0xb0
[c00000026ecdfbe0] [c00000000218ebf0] cpu_release_store+0xa0/0x100
[c00000026ecdfc20] [c000000002178388] dev_attr_store+0x68/0xa0
[c00000026ecdfc50] [c000000001bfaae8] sysfs_kf_write+0xa8/0xf0
[c00000026ecdfc80] [c000000001bf8a3c] kernfs_fop_write+0x2cc/0x400
[c00000026ecdfce0] [c000000001ad33fc] __vfs_write+0x5c/0x340
[c00000026ecdfd80] [c000000001ad89e8] vfs_write+0x1a8/0x3d0
[c00000026ecdfdd0] [c000000001ad9178] SyS_write+0xa8/0x1a0
[c00000026ecdfe30] [c0000000015eb8e0] system_call+0x58/0x6c

Fix the issue by removing the of_node_put(parent) call from
dlpar_attach_node(), and ensuring that the reference to the parent node
is properly held and released by the caller dlpar_cpu_add().

Cc: # v4.13+
Fixes: 215ee763f8cb ("powerpc: pseries: remove dlpar_attach_node dependency on full path")
Signed-off-by: Tyrel Datwyler <>
Reported-by: Abdul Haleem <>
arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/dlpar.c | 1 -
arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/hotplug-cpu.c | 4 +++-
2 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/dlpar.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/dlpar.c
index 783f363..e45b5f1 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/dlpar.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/dlpar.c
@@ -266,7 +266,6 @@ int dlpar_attach_node(struct device_node *dn, struct device_node *parent)
return rc;

- of_node_put(dn->parent);
return 0;

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/hotplug-cpu.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/hotplug-cpu.c
index fc0d8f9..473d817 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/hotplug-cpu.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/hotplug-cpu.c
@@ -462,15 +462,17 @@ static ssize_t dlpar_cpu_add(u32 drc_index)

dn = dlpar_configure_connector(cpu_to_be32(drc_index), parent);
- of_node_put(parent);
if (!dn) {
pr_warn("Failed call to configure-connector, drc index: %x\n",
+ of_node_put(parent);
return -EINVAL;

rc = dlpar_attach_node(dn, parent);
+ of_node_put(parent);
if (rc) {
saved_rc = rc;
pr_warn("Failed to attach node %s, rc: %d, drc index: %x\n",
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