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Date:	Wed, 02 May 2007 03:07:54 -0400
From:	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>
To:	Michael Chan <mchan@...adcom.com>
CC:	davem@...emloft.net, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/20][BNX2]: Fix race conditions when calling register_netdev().

Michael Chan wrote:
> [BNX2]: Fix race conditions when calling register_netdev().
>     
> Hot-plug scripts can call bnx2_open() as soon as register_netdev() is
> called in bnx2_init_one().  We need to call pci_set_drvdata() and
> setup everything before calling register_netdev(). netif_carrier_off()
> also needs to be moved to bnx2_open() to avoid race conditions with
> the irq.
>     
> Signed-off-by: Michael Chan <mchan@...adcom.com>
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/net/bnx2.c b/drivers/net/bnx2.c
> index dba4088..971607c 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/bnx2.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/bnx2.c
> @@ -4350,6 +4350,8 @@ bnx2_open(struct net_device *dev)
>  	struct bnx2 *bp = netdev_priv(dev);
>  	int rc;
>  
> +	netif_carrier_off(dev);
> +
>  	bnx2_set_power_state(bp, PCI_D0);
>  	bnx2_disable_int(bp);
>  
> @@ -6195,6 +6197,18 @@ bnx2_init_one(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
>  	dev->poll_controller = poll_bnx2;
>  #endif
>  
> +	pci_set_drvdata(pdev, dev);
> +
> +	memcpy(dev->dev_addr, bp->mac_addr, 6);
> +	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, bp->mac_addr, 6);
> +	bp->name = board_info[ent->driver_data].name;
> +
> +	dev->features |= NETIF_F_IP_CSUM | NETIF_F_SG;
> +#ifdef BCM_VLAN
> +	dev->features |= NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_TX | NETIF_F_HW_VLAN_RX;
> +#endif
> +	dev->features |= NETIF_F_TSO | NETIF_F_TSO_ECN;
> +
>  	if ((rc = register_netdev(dev))) {
>  		dev_err(&pdev->dev, "Cannot register net device\n");
>  		if (bp->regview)
> @@ -6206,11 +6220,6 @@ bnx2_init_one(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
>  		return rc;
>  	}
>  
> -	pci_set_drvdata(pdev, dev);
> -
> -	memcpy(dev->dev_addr, bp->mac_addr, 6);
> -	memcpy(dev->perm_addr, bp->mac_addr, 6);
> -	bp->name = board_info[ent->driver_data].name,

NAK.  Since you move the pci_set_drvdata() call, you must now add a call 
to pci_set_drvdata(pdev, NULL) on error.

ACK, once fixed.


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