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Date:	Sat, 28 Dec 2013 06:12:43 -0800
From:	Jeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@...el.com>
To:	Alexey Khoroshilov <khoroshilov@...ras.ru>
Cc:	Jesse Brandeburg <jesse.brandeburg@...el.com>,
	Bruce Allan <bruce.w.allan@...el.com>,
	Carolyn Wyborny <carolyn.wyborny@...el.com>,
	Don Skidmore <donald.c.skidmore@...el.com>,
	Greg Rose <gregory.v.rose@...el.com>,
	Alex Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@...el.com>,
	John Ronciak <john.ronciak@...el.com>,
	e1000-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, ldv-project@...uxtesting.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] e1000: avoid potential deadlock in
 e1000_do_[read|write]_eeprom()

On Sat, 2013-12-21 at 02:25 +0400, Alexey Khoroshilov wrote:
> If eeprom->word_size is zero, e1000_do_[read|write]_eeprom() invoke
> e1000_init_eeprom_params() to reinit eeprom params.
> That is not a good idea since e1000_init_eeprom_params() calls
> e1000_read_eeprom() if eeprom->type is e1000_eeprom_spi.
> That means a deadlock on e1000_eeprom_lock.
> 
> At the same time it is unclear if the reinit is needed at all.
> e1000_init_eeprom_params() is called from probe, so
> it should succeed before any activities of the module start.
> 
> The patch suggests to remove the try to reinit eeprom params.
> 
> Found by Linux Driver Verification project (linuxtesting.org).
> 
> Signed-off-by: Alexey Khoroshilov <khoroshilov@...ras.ru>
> ---
>  drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_hw.c | 8 --------
>  1 file changed, 8 deletions(-)

Sorry Alexey for the late reply, I thought I had responded to you
earlier.

I have added your patch to my queue.  Thanks!

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