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Date:	Tue, 22 May 2007 10:49:21 +1000
From:	Herbert Xu <>
To:	Dave Jones <>
Cc:	Auke Kok <>,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] e1000: Don't enable polling in open() (was: e1000: assertion hit in e1000_clean(), kernel

On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 06:16:35PM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 02:51:35PM -0700, Auke Kok wrote:
>  > Herbert Xu wrote:
>  > "netif_poll_enable can only be called if you've previously called
>  > netif_poll_disable.  Otherwise a poll might already be in action
>  > and you may get a crash like this."
>  > 
>  > Removing the call to netif_poll_enable in e1000_open should fix this issue,
>  > the only other call to netif_poll_enable is in e1000_up() which is only
>  > reached after a device reset or resume.
>  > 
>  > Bugzilla:
>  >
> This probably doesn't solve the latter bug.
> The code you reference isn't there in the kernel tested in that bug
> (2.6.21)   In 2.6.21, netif_poll_enable is only called from
> e1000_up(), not e1000_open()

Yes we need a different fix for 2.6.21.  There e1000_open calls
e1000_up which is why we still get the netif_poll_enable.

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