[linux-dvb] HVR-1500Q eeprom not being parsed correctly

Patrick Boisvenue patrbois at magma.ca
Fri Sep 12 20:24:42 CEST 2008


Andy Walls wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-09-10 at 20:37 -0400, Patrick Boisvenue wrote:
>> Andy Walls wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2008-09-09 at 22:37 -0400, Steven Toth wrote:
>>>> Patrick Boisvenue wrote:
>>>>> Steven Toth wrote:
>>>>>> Patrick Boisvenue wrote:
>>>>> When launching dvbscan I get the following in dmesg:
>>>>>
>>>>> xc5000: waiting for firmware upload (dvb-fe-xc5000-1.1.fw)...
>>>>> firmware: requesting dvb-fe-xc5000-1.1.fw
>>>>> kobject_add_internal failed for i2c-2 with -EEXIST, don't try to 
>>>>> register things with the same name in the same directory.
>>>>> Pid: 8059, comm: kdvb-fe-0 Tainted: P          2.6.26-gentoo #11
>>>>>
>>>>> Call Trace:
>>>>>  [<ffffffff8036abb5>] kobject_add_internal+0x13f/0x17e
>>>>>  [<ffffffff8036aff2>] kobject_add+0x74/0x7c
>>>>>  [<ffffffff80230b02>] printk+0x4e/0x56
>>>>>  [<ffffffff803eb84a>] device_add+0x9b/0x483
>>>>>  [<ffffffff8036a876>] kobject_init+0x41/0x69
>>>>>  [<ffffffff803f059d>] _request_firmware+0x169/0x324
>>>>>  [<ffffffffa00e9a7e>] :xc5000:xc_load_fw_and_init_tuner+0x64/0x293
>>>>>  [<ffffffff804a7222>] i2c_transfer+0x75/0x7f
>>>>>  [<ffffffffa00e53ad>] :s5h1409:s5h1409_writereg+0x51/0x83
>>>>>  [<ffffffffa00e9cea>] :xc5000:xc5000_init+0x3d/0x6f
>>>>>  [<ffffffffa0091b0c>] :dvb_core:dvb_frontend_init+0x49/0x63
>>>>>  [<ffffffffa0092e2c>] :dvb_core:dvb_frontend_thread+0x78/0x2f0
>>>>>  [<ffffffffa0092db4>] :dvb_core:dvb_frontend_thread+0x0/0x2f0
>>>>>  [<ffffffff80240eaf>] kthread+0x47/0x74
>>>>>  [<ffffffff8022bc41>] schedule_tail+0x27/0x5b
>>>>>  [<ffffffff8020be18>] child_rip+0xa/0x12
>>>>>  [<ffffffff80240e68>] kthread+0x0/0x74
>>>>>  [<ffffffff8020be0e>] child_rip+0x0/0x12
>>>>>
>>>>> fw_register_device: device_register failed
>>>>> xc5000: Upload failed. (file not found?)
>>>>> xc5000: Unable to initialise tuner
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I have the firmware file located here:
>>>>>
>>>>> # ls -l /lib/firmware/dvb-fe-xc5000-1.1.fw
>>>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12332 Aug 31 12:56 
>>>>> /lib/firmware/dvb-fe-xc5000-1.1.fw
>>>>>
>>>>> If there is anything else I can provide (or try) to help debug, let me 
>>>>> know,
>>>>> ...Patrick
>>>>  > kobject_add_internal failed for i2c-2 with -EEXIST, don't try to
>>>>  > register things with the same name in the same directory.
>>>>
>>>> Ooh, that's nasty problem, this is new - and looks like it's i2c related.
>>>>
>>>> Why does this sound familiar? Anyone?
>>> A cx18 user had a similar problem on one distro.  I remeber running it
>>> down to a race condition in creating device nodes in one of the
>>> "virtual" filesystems (/proc or /sys) the device was looking for a
>>> paretn PCI device entry to hook onto, but it wasn't created at the time
>>> so it tries to create it itself.  In the meantime some other part of the
>>> kernel subsystem did actually finish creating the entry - so it exists
>>> by the time the firmware load tries to make it.
>>>
>>> As far as I could tell, it should be non-fatal (not an Oops or panic),
>>> but if the driver gives up on -EEXIST then things won't work obviously.
>>>
>>> I never resolved the problem for the user.  I think some kernel change
>>> outside of cx18 resolved it.  That's all the details I have.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Andy
>>>
>> So what are my options? 
> 
> Good question.  I don't know.  Working with kobjects is way out of my
> knowledge base.
> 
> I looked at the kernel code long enough to decide that without being
> able to reproduce the problem myself, I won't be able to spot the root
> cause.  Part of the reason is that this problem is about looking for and
> creating sysfs objects as it relates to driver probing and firmware
> loading.  I couldn't quite sort out what had to happen in series and
> what the kernel could be executing in parallel.
> 
> I think your best option would be to post to the LKML or wherever else
> the sysfs and kobject experts hang out.
> 
> Another option could be to modify the driver code that gives up when the
> firmware operation returns an error code because a sysfs device node
> already exists (-EEXIST).  That's no big deal, and a driver should be
> able to merrily go forward, if it can easily detect the condition.
> 
> 

More observations before I go bother people LKML.  This is the error 
with an older 2.6.25 kernel.  The dmesg output is more interesting.


xc5000: waiting for firmware upload (dvb-fe-xc5000-1.1.fw)... 
 

sysfs: duplicate filename 'i2c-1' can not be created 
 

------------[ cut here ]------------ 
 

WARNING: at fs/sysfs/dir.c:424 sysfs_add_one+0x3f/0x93() 
 

Modules linked in: wlan_wep xc5000 s5h1409 cx23885 compat_ioctl32 
videodev v4l1_compat cx2341x wlan_scan_sta videobuf_dma_sg 
ath_rate_sample v4l2_common btcx_risc tveeprom ath_pci videobuf_dvb 
dvb_core wlan ath_hal(P) videobuf_core 

Pid: 7730, comm: kdvb-fe-0 Tainted: P         2.6.25-gentoo-r6 #2 
 


Call Trace:
  [<ffffffff8023019d>] warn_on_slowpath+0x51/0x63
  [<ffffffff80230ef4>] printk+0x4e/0x56
  [<ffffffff8029143a>] find_inode+0x28/0x6d
  [<ffffffff802bea5c>] sysfs_ilookup_test+0x0/0xf
  [<ffffffff8029156e>] ifind+0x44/0x8d
  [<ffffffff802bec58>] sysfs_find_dirent+0x1b/0x2f
  [<ffffffff802becab>] sysfs_add_one+0x3f/0x93
  [<ffffffff802bf1fe>] create_dir+0x4f/0x87
  [<ffffffff802bf26b>] sysfs_create_dir+0x35/0x4a
  [<ffffffff80366f6a>] kobject_get+0x12/0x17
  [<ffffffff8036708f>] kobject_add_internal+0xc3/0x17e
  [<ffffffff80367224>] kobject_add_varg+0x54/0x61
  [<ffffffff802296d6>] __wake_up+0x38/0x4f
  [<ffffffff80367581>] kobject_add+0x74/0x7c
  [<ffffffff880cb43e>] :cx23885:i2c_readbytes+0x1ae/0x25d
  [<ffffffff80230ef4>] printk+0x4e/0x56
  [<ffffffff803e647a>] device_add+0x85/0x4a4
  [<ffffffff80366e05>] kobject_init+0x41/0x69
  [<ffffffff803ebe58>] _request_firmware+0x154/0x30f
  [<ffffffff880e3a7e>] :xc5000:xc_load_fw_and_init_tuner+0x64/0x293
  [<ffffffff804ac2c7>] i2c_transfer+0x75/0x7f
  [<ffffffff880df3ad>] :s5h1409:s5h1409_writereg+0x51/0x83
  [<ffffffff880e3cea>] :xc5000:xc5000_init+0x3d/0x6f
  [<ffffffff8806ab0c>] :dvb_core:dvb_frontend_init+0x49/0x63
  [<ffffffff8806be8d>] :dvb_core:dvb_frontend_thread+0x78/0x307
  [<ffffffff8806be15>] :dvb_core:dvb_frontend_thread+0x0/0x307
  [<ffffffff80241392>] kthread+0x47/0x75
  [<ffffffff8022bc6a>] schedule_tail+0x27/0x5c
  [<ffffffff8020bc88>] child_rip+0xa/0x12
  [<ffffffff8024134b>] kthread+0x0/0x75
  [<ffffffff8020bc7e>] child_rip+0x0/0x12

---[ end trace 01bdacc4ebef05bf ]---
kobject_add_internal failed for i2c-1 with -EEXIST, don't try to 
register things with the same name in the same directory.
Pid: 7730, comm: kdvb-fe-0 Tainted: P         2.6.25-gentoo-r6 #2

Call Trace:
  [<ffffffff8036710b>] kobject_add_internal+0x13f/0x17e
  [<ffffffff80367224>] kobject_add_varg+0x54/0x61
  [<ffffffff802296d6>] __wake_up+0x38/0x4f
  [<ffffffff80367581>] kobject_add+0x74/0x7c
  [<ffffffff880cb43e>] :cx23885:i2c_readbytes+0x1ae/0x25d
  [<ffffffff80230ef4>] printk+0x4e/0x56
  [<ffffffff803e647a>] device_add+0x85/0x4a4
  [<ffffffff80366e05>] kobject_init+0x41/0x69
  [<ffffffff803ebe58>] _request_firmware+0x154/0x30f
  [<ffffffff880e3a7e>] :xc5000:xc_load_fw_and_init_tuner+0x64/0x293
  [<ffffffff804ac2c7>] i2c_transfer+0x75/0x7f
  [<ffffffff880df3ad>] :s5h1409:s5h1409_writereg+0x51/0x83
  [<ffffffff880e3cea>] :xc5000:xc5000_init+0x3d/0x6f
  [<ffffffff8806ab0c>] :dvb_core:dvb_frontend_init+0x49/0x63
  [<ffffffff8806be8d>] :dvb_core:dvb_frontend_thread+0x78/0x307
  [<ffffffff8806be15>] :dvb_core:dvb_frontend_thread+0x0/0x307
  [<ffffffff80241392>] kthread+0x47/0x75
  [<ffffffff8022bc6a>] schedule_tail+0x27/0x5c
  [<ffffffff8020bc88>] child_rip+0xa/0x12
  [<ffffffff8024134b>] kthread+0x0/0x75
  [<ffffffff8020bc7e>] child_rip+0x0/0x12

fw_register_device: device_register failed
xc5000: Upload failed. (file not found?)
xc5000: Unable to initialise tuner

...Patrick



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