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Re: kobject_add failed for vcs1 with -EEXIST

To: Martin Michlmayr <>
Subject: Re: kobject_add failed for vcs1 with -EEXIST
From: Alan Cox <>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 17:38:19 +0100
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On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 18:20:44 +0200
Martin Michlmayr <> wrote:

> I just booted a current git kernel on a Fulong mini-PC and saw the
> following in dmesg:
> VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly.
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 128k freed
> kobject_add failed for vcs1 with -EEXIST, don't try to register things with 
> the
> same name in the same directory.
> Call Trace:

I see this on x86 with all kernels newer than about 2.6.20, but at random
and only rarely. I'd love to know what is going on and if the mips is a
reproducable case thata good news.


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