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Date:	Wed, 27 Jun 2007 00:40:28 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] netpoll: tx lock deadlock fix

From: Stephen Hemminger <>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 17:32:21 -0700

> If sky2 device poll routine is called from netpoll_send_skb, it
> would deadlock. The netpoll_send_skb held the netif_tx_lock, and the
> poll routine could acquire it to clean up skb's. Other drivers
> might use same locking model.
> The driver is correct, netpoll should not introduce more locking problems
> than it causes already. So change the code to drop lock before calling
> poll handler.
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <>

Patch applied, thanks Stephen.

Once I get this to Linus would you like me to toss it over
to the -stable folks too?

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