"kobject_add failed for i5000_edac with -EEXIST" get logged when the i5000_edac kernel module is loaded

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During boot the kernel module i5000_edac gets loaded automatically. When this module is loaded, the following call trace is logged:

kernel: EDAC MC: Ver: 2.0.1 Jan  6 2010
kernel: i5000_edac: waiting for edac_mc to get alive
kernel: i5000_edac: waiting for edac_mc to get alive
kernel: kobject_add failed for i5000_edac with -EEXIST, don't try to register things with the same name in the same directory.
kernel: Call Trace:
kernel:  [<ffffffff8034083b>] kobject_add+0x170/0x19b
kernel:  [<ffffffff8033fd72>] cmp_ex+0x0/0x10
kernel:  [<ffffffff8034096f>] kobject_register+0x20/0x39
kernel:  [<ffffffff80242ef1>] load_module+0x1692/0x19f0
kernel:  [<ffffffff80347c3f>] pci_bus_read_config_byte+0x0/0x72
kernel:  [<ffffffff8020e4fc>] do_mmap_pgoff+0x639/0x7a4
kernel:  [<ffffffff8029bd72>] autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x2e
kernel:  [<ffffffff802a1fc6>] sys_init_module+0x4d/0x1f2
kernel:  [<ffffffff80260106>] system_call+0x86/0x8b
kernel:  [<ffffffff80260080>] system_call+0x0/0x8b


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Hewlett Packard BL460c G1

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