Revert "scsi: make 'state' device attribute pollable"

This reverts commit 8a97712e5314aefe16b3ffb4583a34deaa49de04.

This commit added a call to sysfs_notify() from within
scsi_device_set_state(), which in turn turns out to make libata very
unhappy, because ata_eh_detach_dev() does

        spin_lock_irqsave(ap->lock, flags);
        if (ata_scsi_offline_dev(dev)) {
                dev->flags |= ATA_DFLAG_DETACHED;
                ap->pflags |= ATA_PFLAG_SCSI_HOTPLUG;

and ata_scsi_offline_dev() then does that scsi_device_set_state() to set
it offline.

So now we called sysfs_notify() from within a spinlocked region, which
really doesn't work.  The 0day robot reported this as:

   BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at kernel/locking/mutex.c:238

because sysfs_notify() ends up calling kernfs_find_and_get_ns() which
then does mutex_lock(&kernfs_mutex)..

The pollability of the device state isn't critical, so revert this all
for now, and maybe we'll do it differently in the future.

Reported-by: Fengguang Wu <>
Acked-by: Tejun Heo <>
Acked-by: Martin K. Petersen <>
Acked-by: Hannes Reinecke <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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