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Date:	Mon, 02 Jul 2007 16:08:28 +0200
From:	Patrick McHardy <>
To:	Russell King <>
	Michal Piotrowski <>,
	Linux Netdev List <>,
	Jeff Garzik <>
Subject: Re: 2.6.22-rc6: local_bh_enable warning

Russell King wrote:
> Having upgraded from 2.6.16 to 2.6.22-rc6, I'm now seeing the following.
> Looks like netfilter is calling local_bh_enable() with IRQs disabled,
> which would appear to be illegal.  Thankfully, this is a warn-once
> warning.
> WARNING: at /home/rmk/git/linux-2.6-rmk/kernel/softirq.c:138 local_bh_enable()
> [...]
> [<c01447fc>] (nf_conntrack_destroy+0x0/0x2c) from [<c012c05c>] (__kfree_skb+0xd0/0x100)
> [<c012bf8c>] (__kfree_skb+0x0/0x100) from [<c012c0d8>] (kfree_skb+0x4c/0x50)
>  r5:c12a3800 r4:00000300
> [<c012c08c>] (kfree_skb+0x0/0x50) from [<bf03cbb0>] (el3_start_xmit+0xb8/0xd0 [3c589_cs])
> [<bf03caf8>] (el3_start_xmit+0x0/0xd0 [3c589_cs]) from [<c01324dc>] (dev_hard_start_xmit+0x1a8/0x244)
>  r7:c12a3800 r6:c1a9aa00 r5:c1a9aa00 r4:c12a3800
> [<c0132334>] (dev_hard_start_xmit+0x0/0x244) from [<c013fcc0>] (__qdisc_run+0xb0/0x198)

Thats a bug in the 3c589_cs driver. Patch attached.

Signed-off-by: Patrick McHardy <>

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