[linux-dvb] Re: 2.6.18-rc3-mm2: oops in device_bind_driver()

Mauro Carvalho Chehab mchehab at infradead.org
Mon Aug 14 23:28:54 CEST 2006

Em Seg, 2006-08-14 às 14:03 -0700, Greg KH escreveu:
> On Sun, Aug 13, 2006 at 05:50:34AM +0000, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > On Sat, 2006-08-12 at 18:02 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > 
> > > I'd assume that you have CONFIG_PCI_MULTITHREAD_PROBE set, and
> > 
> > Yes.
> Mauro, this is odd.  Anything in the dvb layer that would not like
> multiple devices being probed at the same time?
We should hardly check for all race conditions. It is likely to cause
some random troubles at both V4L and DVB sides. 

For example, on V4L side, this may produce weird stuff like bad device
number associations (for example, the same device might get /dev/video0
and /dev/radio1, but apps expects to have the same numbering for

The same on DVB: demux0 should be associated with frontend0, for DVB to
work properly, but, with simultaneous probing, this might not happen.

For sure some newer locks will be required for multithread probe.
> thanks,
> greg k-h

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