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cpufreq: fix garbage kobjects on errors during suspend/resume

This is effectively a revert of commit 5302c3fb2e ("cpufreq: Perform
light-weight init/teardown during suspend/resume"), which enabled
suspend/resume optimizations leaving the sysfs files in place.

Errors during suspend/resume are not handled properly, leaving
dead sysfs attributes in case of failures.  There are are number of
functions with special code for the "frozen" case, and all these
need to also have special error handling.

The problem is easy to demonstrate by making cpufreq_driver->init()
or cpufreq_driver->get() fail during resume.

The code is too complex for a simple fix, with split code paths
in multiple blocks within a number of functions.  It is therefore
best to revert the patch enabling this code until the error handling
is in place.

Examples of problems resulting from resume errors:

WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 6055 at fs/sysfs/file.c:343 sysfs_open_file+0x77/0x212()
missing sysfs attribute operations for kobject: (null)
Modules linked in: [stripped as irrelevant]
CPU: 0 PID: 6055 Comm: grep Tainted: G      D      3.13.0-rc2 #153
Hardware name: LENOVO 2776LEG/2776LEG, BIOS 6EET55WW (3.15 ) 12/19/2011
 0000000000000009 ffff8802327ebb78 ffffffff81380b0e 0000000000000006
 ffff8802327ebbc8 ffff8802327ebbb8 ffffffff81038635 0000000000000000
 ffffffff811823c7 ffff88021a19e688 ffff88021a19e688 ffff8802302f9310
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff81380b0e>] dump_stack+0x55/0x76
 [<ffffffff81038635>] warn_slowpath_common+0x7c/0x96
 [<ffffffff811823c7>] ? sysfs_open_file+0x77/0x212
 [<ffffffff810386e3>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x41/0x43
 [<ffffffff81182dec>] ? sysfs_get_active+0x6b/0x82
 [<ffffffff81182382>] ? sysfs_open_file+0x32/0x212
 [<ffffffff811823c7>] sysfs_open_file+0x77/0x212
 [<ffffffff81182350>] ? sysfs_schedule_callback+0x1ac/0x1ac
 [<ffffffff81122562>] do_dentry_open+0x17c/0x257
 [<ffffffff8112267e>] finish_open+0x41/0x4f
 [<ffffffff81130225>] do_last+0x80c/0x9ba
 [<ffffffff8112dbbd>] ? inode_permission+0x40/0x42
 [<ffffffff81130606>] path_openat+0x233/0x4a1
 [<ffffffff81130b7e>] do_filp_open+0x35/0x85
 [<ffffffff8113b787>] ? __alloc_fd+0x172/0x184
 [<ffffffff811232ea>] do_sys_open+0x6b/0xfa
 [<ffffffff811233a7>] SyS_openat+0xf/0x11
 [<ffffffff8138c812>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

The failure to restore cpufreq devices on cancelled hibernation is
not a new bug. It is caused by the ACPI _PPC call failing unless the
hibernate is completed. This makes the acpi_cpufreq driver fail its

Previously, the cpufreq device could be restored by offlining the
cpu temporarily.  And as a complete hibernation cycle would do this,
it would be automatically restored most of the time.  But after
commit 5302c3fb2e62 the leftover sysfs attributes will block any
device add action.  Therefore offlining and onlining CPU 1 will no
longer restore the cpufreq object, and a complete suspend/resume
cycle will replace it with garbage.

Fixes: 5302c3fb2e62 ("cpufreq: Perform light-weight init/teardown during suspend/resume")
Cc: 3.12+ <> # 3.12+
Signed-off-by: Bjørn Mork <>
Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
Bjørn Mork 8 years ago
committed by Rafael J. Wysocki
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@ -2119,9 +2119,6 @@ static int cpufreq_cpu_callback(struct notifier_block *nfb,
dev = get_cpu_device(cpu);
if (dev) {
if (action & CPU_TASKS_FROZEN)
frozen = true;
switch (action & ~CPU_TASKS_FROZEN) {
__cpufreq_add_dev(dev, NULL, frozen);