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Date:	Thu, 1 Feb 2007 09:17:27 +0100
From:	Francois Romieu <>
To:	Linus Torvalds <>
Cc:, Andrew Morton <>,, Bernhard Walle <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] r8169: fix a race between PCI probe and dev_open

Linus Torvalds <> :
> Doesn't this basically mean that *any* use of "rtl8169_set_speed()" is 
> buggy?

The second use of rtl8169_set_speed is in the change_mtu handler which
performs a complete down/cycle after a release of the timer. It's still
ugly though. If the current buggy behavior can be lived with, I'll
happily postpone the needed deeper changes.

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