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Date:	Sun, 07 Oct 2007 10:40:32 -0400
From:	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>
To:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, Ayaz Abdulla <aabdulla@...dia.com>
CC:	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/n] forcedeth: protect slow path with mutex

Jeff Garzik wrote:
> commit abca163a14b28c234df9bf38034bc967ff81c3aa
> Author: Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>
> Date:   Sun Oct 7 07:22:14 2007 -0400
> 
>     [netdrvr] forcedeth: wrap slow path hw manipulation inside hw_mutex
>     
>     * This makes sure everybody who wants to start/stop the RX and TX engines
>       first acquires this mutex.
>     
>     * tx_timeout code was deleted, replaced by scheduling reset_task.
>     
>     * linkchange moved to a workqueue (always inside hw_mutex)
>     
>     * simplified irq handling a bit
>     
>     * make sure to disable workqueues before NAPI
>     
>     Signed-off-by: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@...hat.com>
> 
>  drivers/net/forcedeth.c |  272 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------------
>  1 file changed, 175 insertions(+), 97 deletions(-)

You will need the attached patch to even build (oops).

Also, testing shows there is a mutex deadlock somewhere.


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