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Date:	Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:45:13 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	hayeswang@...ltek.com
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, nic_swsd@...ltek.com,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-usb@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] r8152: use mutex for hw settings

From: Hayes Wang <hayeswang@...ltek.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:36:30 +0800

> Use mutex to avoid that the serial hw settings would be interrupted
> by other settings. Although there is no problem now, it makes the
> driver more safe.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Hayes Wang <hayeswang@...ltek.com>

I think a much simpler fix is to take rtnl_lock() in the workqueue
function and suspend/resume ops.

Every other place you are adding the mutex already holds the RTNL
mutex.
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