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Date:   Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:04:05 -0700
From:   Eric Dumazet <>
To:     David Ahern <>,
        Stephen Suryaputra <>
Cc:     Tetsuo Handa <>,
        Julian Anastasov <>,
        Cong Wang <>,
        syzbot <>,,,,,
Subject: Re: unregister_netdevice: waiting for DEV to become free (2)

On 04/22/2019 07:58 AM, David Ahern wrote:
> On 4/21/19 2:41 PM, Stephen Suryaputra wrote:
>> Hi David,
>> I looked at patchwork. This patch hasn't been accepted. Is there a plan
>> to resubmit? It is very useful. I had to debug refcnt issues multiple
>> times for my employer.
> I think the inlined versions of dev_put and dev_hold are better for
> performance.
> I could submit it with a DEBUG config to enable. It has been invaluable
> to me over the past 3+ years debugging refcount problems.

Sounds a good plan to me :)

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