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Date:	Mon, 15 Jan 2007 20:56:35 +0100
From:	Francois Romieu <romieu@...zoreil.com>
To:	Chris Lalancette <clalance@...hat.com>
Cc:	jgarzik@...ox.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>
Subject: Re: [PATCH]: 8139cp: Don't blindly enable interrupts in cp_start_xmit

Chris Lalancette <clalance@...hat.com> :
[...]
>      Similar to this commit:
> 
> http://kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=d15e9c4d9a75702b30e00cdf95c71c88e3f3f51e
> 
> It's not safe in cp_start_xmit to blindly call spin_lock_irq and then
> spin_unlock_irq, since it may very well be the case that cp_start_xmit
> was called with interrupts already disabled (I came across this bug in
> the context of netdump in RedHat kernels, but the same issue holds, for
> example, in netconsole).  Therefore, replace all instances of spin_lock_irq
> and spin_unlock_irq with spin_lock_irqsave and spin_unlock_irqrestore,
> respectively, in cp_start_xmit().  I tested this against a fully-virtualized
> Xen guest, which happens to use the 8139cp driver to talk to the emulated
> hardware.  I don't have a real piece of 8139cp hardware to test on, so
> someone else will have to do that.

(message reformated to fit in 80 columns, please fix your mailer)

As I understand http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/12/12/239, something like the
patch below should had been sent instead. Herbert, ack/nak ?

diff --git a/net/core/netpoll.c b/net/core/netpoll.c
index 823215d..ff95641 100644
--- a/net/core/netpoll.c
+++ b/net/core/netpoll.c
@@ -55,7 +55,6 @@ static void queue_process(struct work_struct *work)
 	struct netpoll_info *npinfo =
 		container_of(work, struct netpoll_info, tx_work.work);
 	struct sk_buff *skb;
-	unsigned long flags;
 
 	while ((skb = skb_dequeue(&npinfo->txq))) {
 		struct net_device *dev = skb->dev;
@@ -65,19 +64,16 @@ static void queue_process(struct work_struct *work)
 			continue;
 		}
 
-		local_irq_save(flags);
 		netif_tx_lock(dev);
 		if (netif_queue_stopped(dev) ||
 		    dev->hard_start_xmit(skb, dev) != NETDEV_TX_OK) {
 			skb_queue_head(&npinfo->txq, skb);
 			netif_tx_unlock(dev);
-			local_irq_restore(flags);
 
 			schedule_delayed_work(&npinfo->tx_work, HZ/10);
 			return;
 		}
 		netif_tx_unlock(dev);
-		local_irq_restore(flags);
 	}
 }
 
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