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Date:	Tue, 20 Feb 2007 16:41:59 -0600
From:	linas@...tin.ibm.com (Linas Vepstas)
To:	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>
Cc:	Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@...nel.crashing.org>,
	kou.ishizaki@...hiba.co.jp, arnd@...db.de,
	Jens Osterkamp <jens@...ibm.com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH 10/12]: spidernet: transmit race


Multiple threads performing a transmit can race into
the spidernet tx ring cleanup code. This puts the 
relevant check under a lock.

Signed-off-by: Linas Vepstas <lins@...tin.ibm.com>
Cc: Jens Osterkamp <Jens.Osterkamp@...ibm.com>
Cc: Kou Ishizaki <kou.ishizaki@...hiba.co.jp>

----
 drivers/net/spider_net.c |    6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Index: linux-2.6.20-git16/drivers/net/spider_net.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.20-git16.orig/drivers/net/spider_net.c	2007-02-20 15:02:46.000000000 -0600
+++ linux-2.6.20-git16/drivers/net/spider_net.c	2007-02-20 15:02:48.000000000 -0600
@@ -803,8 +803,12 @@ spider_net_release_tx_chain(struct spide
 	unsigned long flags;
 	int status;
 
-	while (chain->tail != chain->head) {
+	while (1) {
 		spin_lock_irqsave(&chain->lock, flags);
+		if (chain->tail == chain->head) {
+			spin_unlock_irqrestore(&chain->lock, flags);
+			return 0;
+		}
 		descr = chain->tail;
 		hwdescr = descr->hwdescr;
 
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