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Date:	Wed, 13 Aug 2008 09:21:47 +0800
From:	Jie Yang <Jie.Yang@...eros.com>
To:	Matthew Wilcox <matthew@....cx>,
	Xiong Huang <Xiong.Huang@...eros.com>
CC:	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>,
	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: RE: [PATCH] Don't take the mdio_lock in atl1e_probe

 On Tuesday, August 12, 2008 9:13 PM
Matthew Wilcox <matthew@....cx> wrote
> Lockdep warns about the mdio_lock taken with interrupts
> enabled then later taken from interrupt context.  Initially,
> I considered changing these to spin_lock_irq/spin_unlock_irq,
> but then I looked at atl1e_phy_init() and saw that it calls
> msleep().  Sleeping while holding a spinlock is not allowed either.
>
> In the probe path, we haven't registered the interrupt
> handler, so it can't poke at this card yet.  It's before we
> call register_netdev(), so I don't think any other threads
> can reach this card either.  If I'm right, we don't need a
> spinlock at all.
>
> Signed-off-by: Matthew Wilcox <willy@...ux.intel.com>
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/atl1e/atl1e_main.c
> b/drivers/net/atl1e/atl1e_main.c index 82d7be1..ba22a51 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/atl1e/atl1e_main.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/atl1e/atl1e_main.c
> @@ -2389,9 +2389,7 @@ static int __devinit atl1e_probe(struct
> pci_dev *pdev,
>         }
>
>         /* Init GPHY as early as possible due to power saving
> issue  */
> -       spin_lock(&adapter->mdio_lock);
>         atl1e_phy_init(&adapter->hw);
> -       spin_unlock(&adapter->mdio_lock);
>         /* reset the controller to
>          * put the device in a known good starting state */
>         err = atl1e_reset_hw(&adapter->hw);
>

Ok.
Thanks Matthew Wilcox

Acked-by: Jie Yang <jie.yang@...eros.com>
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