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Date:	Mon, 10 Sep 2007 20:45:50 +0200
From:	Hans-J├╝rgen Koch <hjk@...utronix.de>
To:	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
Cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	jeff@...zik.org, afleming@...escale.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH resend] Fix a lock problem in generic phy code

Am Montag 10 September 2007 schrieb Herbert Xu:
> Hans-J??rgen Koch <hjk@...utronix.de> wrote:
> > The following patch fixes it. Tested on an AT91SAM9263-EK board, kernel
> > 2.6.23-rc4 and -rc3-mm1.
>
> Could you please audit all instances of physdev->lock and add
> _bh where necessary?  I can see that at least phys_stop also
> needs the _bh.

I think the patch does all that's necessary. At least, there're no error
messages in the logs anymore. I didn't check if there's an error on
unload, though.

>
> We should also consider whether it makes sense to move the
> timer into a work queue.

Somebody who's more involved in that PHY stuff should probably do that.
I'm on holidays, sitting in a hotel room, and will probably not have the
time to have a deeper look into that.

Thanks,
Hans



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