With this patch on top of next-20080718:

diff --git a/drivers/firmware/memmap.c b/drivers/firmware/memmap.c
index e23399c..b566516 100644
--- a/drivers/firmware/memmap.c
+++ b/drivers/firmware/memmap.c
@@ -108,7 +108,13 @@ static int firmware_map_add_entry(resource_size_t start, resource_size_t end,
entry->end = end;
entry->type = type;
INIT_LIST_HEAD(&entry->list);
- kobject_init(&entry->kobj, &memmap_ktype);
+ /*
+ * don't init the kobject here since it calls kmalloc() internally
+ * which we are not ready to do in firmware_map_add_early() case
+ * Instead, do that before kobject_add() in memmap_init()
+ */
+ memset(&entry->kobj, 0, sizeof(struct kobject));
+

list_add_tail(&entry->list, &map_entries);

@@ -195,6 +201,7 @@ static int __init memmap_init(void)
return -ENOMEM;

list_for_each_entry(entry, &map_entries, list) {
+ kobject_init(&entry->kobj, &memmap_ktype);
entry->kobj.kset = memmap_kset;
kobject_add(&entry->kobj, NULL, "%d", i++);
}
diff --git a/fs/namei.c b/fs/namei.c
index a15c155..33dc63d 100644
--- a/fs/namei.c
+++ b/fs/namei.c
@@ -286,7 +286,8 @@ int permission(struct inode *inode, int mask, struct nameidata *nd)
if (retval)
return retval;

- return security_inode_permission(inode, mask);
+ return security_inode_permission(inode,
+ mask & (MAY_READ|MAY_WRITE|MAY_EXEC));
}

/**
diff --git a/net/sysctl_net.c b/net/sysctl_net.c
index b91a5de..2240a9e 100644
--- a/net/sysctl_net.c
+++ b/net/sysctl_net.c
@@ -44,13 +44,6 @@ static struct ctl_table_root net_sysctl_root = {
.lookup = net_ctl_header_lookup,
};

-static LIST_HEAD(net_sysctl_ro_tables);
-static struct list_head *net_ctl_ro_header_lookup(struct ctl_table_root *root,
- struct nsproxy *namespaces)
-{
- return &net_sysctl_ro_tables;
-}
-
static int net_ctl_ro_header_perms(struct ctl_table_root *root,
struct nsproxy *namespaces, struct ctl_table *table)
{
@@ -61,7 +54,6 @@ static int net_ctl_ro_header_perms(struct ctl_table_root *root,
}

static struct ctl_table_root net_sysctl_ro_root = {
- .lookup = net_ctl_ro_header_lookup,
.permissions = net_ctl_ro_header_perms,
};

@@ -89,6 +81,7 @@ static __init int sysctl_init(void)
if (ret)
goto out;
register_sysctl_root(&net_sysctl_root);
+ setup_sysctl_set(&net_sysctl_ro_root.default_set, NULL, NULL);
register_sysctl_root(&net_sysctl_ro_root);
out:
return ret;

I get the following BUG:

[ 9.701059] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 000002ab
[ 9.701151] IP: [] hub_suspend+0x13/0x4d
[ 9.701226] *pdpt = 0000000036f07001 *pde = 0000000000000000
[ 9.701323] Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
[ 9.701410] last sysfs file: /sys/class/firmware/timeout
[ 9.701461] Modules linked in: sata_nv ata_generic libata sd_mod scsi_mod sha256_generic aes_i586 dm_crypt dm_snapshot dm_zero dm_mirror dm_log dm_mod ext3 jbd mbcache uhci_hcd ohci_hcd ehci_hcd
[ 9.701969]
[ 9.702017] Pid: 171, comm: ksuspend_usbd Not tainted (2.6.26-next-20080718 #18)
[ 9.702092] EIP: 0060:[] EFLAGS: 00010286 CPU: 1
[ 9.702142] EIP is at hub_suspend+0x13/0x4d
[ 9.702190] EAX: 0000005b EBX: f6df3000 ECX: c0587844 EDX: 00000001
[ 9.702240] ESI: f6f47600 EDI: f6e1ec00 EBP: f796ff4c ESP: f796ff44
[ 9.702289] DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 0000 SS: 0068
[ 9.702338] Process ksuspend_usbd (pid: 171, ti=f796f000 task=f7906ff0 task.ti=f796f000)
[ 9.702387] Stack: f6e1ec00 f6f47600 f796ff70 c058cd08 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000002
[ 9.702641] f6e1ec00 f6e1eee0 00000000 f796ff88 c058cb21 f6e1ef20 f7961e00 f6e1eee0
[ 9.702896] c058d04d f796ff90 c058d05c f796ffa8 c0434232 f7961e04 f7961e00 f7961e04
[ 9.703150] Call Trace:
[ 9.703242] [] ? usb_suspend_both+0xc5/0x239
[ 9.703255] [] ? usb_autopm_do_device+0xa3/0xb9
[ 9.703255] [] ? usb_autosuspend_work+0x0/0x11
[ 9.703255] [] ? usb_autosuspend_work+0xf/0x11
[ 9.703255] [] ? run_workqueue+0x71/0xe6
[ 9.703255] [] ? worker_thread+0xb6/0xc2
[ 9.703255] [] ? autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x33
[ 9.703255] [] ? worker_thread+0x0/0xc2
[ 9.703255] [] ? kthread+0x3b/0x61
[ 9.703255] [] ? kthread+0x0/0x61
[ 9.703255] [] ? kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10
[ 9.703255] =======================
[ 9.703255] Code: c3 55 8b 80 ec 00 00 00 ba 01 00 00 00 89 e5 e8 8a ff ff ff 31 c0 c9 c3 55 ba 01 00 00 00 89 e5 56 53 8b 98 ec 00 00 00 8b 43 04 <8b> b0 50 02 00 00 eb 1c 8b 8c 90 50 02 00 00 85 c9 74 10 f6 81
[ 9.703255] EIP: [] hub_suspend+0x13/0x4d SS:ESP 0068:f796ff44
[ 9.706196] ---[ end trace 352a4d041c742925 ]---


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