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Date:	Wed, 31 Jan 2007 16:55:55 -0800 (PST)
From:	Linus Torvalds <>
To:	Francois Romieu <>
cc:, Andrew Morton <>,, Bernhard Walle <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] r8169: fix a race between PCI probe and dev_open

On Wed, 31 Jan 2007, Francois Romieu wrote:

> Call chain:
> -> rtl8169_init_one
>    -> register_netdev                  (dev_open starts to race...)
>    -> rtl8169_init_phy
>       -> rtl8169_set_speed
>          -> tp->set_speed
>          -> mod_timer(&tp->timer, ...) (if netif_running() is true)
> As netif_running() is true just before dev->open() is issued and the
> timer is initialized during dev->open, mod_timer() meets an uninitialized
> tp->timer and oopses.

Doesn't this basically mean that *any* use of "rtl8169_set_speed()" is 

Anyway, I'm going to wait for somebody smarter than me to ACK this patch. 

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