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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] driver core: Partially revert "driver core: correct device's shutdown order"
On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 02:51:33PM +0200, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> From: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
> Commit 52cdbdd49853 (driver core: correct device's shutdown order)
> introduced a regression by breaking device shutdown on some systems.
> Namely, the devices_kset_move_last() call in really_probe() added by
> that commit is a mistake as it may cause parents to follow children
> in the devices_kset list which then causes shutdown to fail. For
> example, if a device has children before really_probe() is called
> for it (which is not uncommon), that call will cause it to be
> reordered after the children in the devices_kset list and the
> ordering of that list will not reflect the correct device shutdown
> order any more.
> Also it causes the devices_kset list to be constantly reordered
> until all drivers have been probed which is totally pointless
> overhead in the majority of cases and it only covered an issue
> with system shutdown, while system-wide suspend/resume potentially
> had the same issue on the affected platforms (which was not covered).
> Moreover, the shutdown issue originally addressed by the change in
> really_probe() made by commit 52cdbdd49853 is not present in 4.18-rc
> any more, since dra7 started to use the sdhci-omap driver which
> doesn't disable any regulators during shutdown, so the really_probe()
> part of commit 52cdbdd49853 can be safely reverted. [The original
> issue was related to the omap_hsmmc driver used by dra7 previously.]
> For the above reasons, revert the really_probe() modifications made
> by commit 52cdbdd49853.
> The other code changes made by commit 52cdbdd49853 are useful and
> they need not be reverted.
> Fixes: 52cdbdd49853 (driver core: correct device's shutdown order)
> Link:
> Reported-by: Pingfan Liu <>
> Tested-by: Pingfan Liu <>
> Reviewed-by: Kishon Vijay Abraham I <>
> Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
> ---
> -> v2: Added information from Kishon on the fact that it should be safe
> to revert the really_probe() modifications added by the
> problematic commit. Also added the Reviewed-by tag from Kishon.

Looks good to me, want me to queue it up in my tree, or are you going to
send it on to Linus?

And shouldn't this have a stable tag as well?


greg k-h

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