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Date:	Thu, 02 Oct 2008 17:41:34 -0700
From:	ebiederm@...ssion.com (Eric W. Biederman)
To:	Benjamin Thery <benjamin.thery@...l.net>
Cc:	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
	netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	Daniel Lezcano <dlezcano@...ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: deadlock during net device unregistration

Benjamin Thery <benjamin.thery@...l.net> writes:

> This patch proposes to replace the rtnl_unlock() call in 
> linkwatch_event() by __rtnl_unlock(). The difference between the two
> routines being that __rtnl_unlock() will not call netdev_run_todo()
> after it unlocks rtnl_mutex.
>
> This is to fix a "deadlock" we observed when unregistering a net device.

Thanks for tracking this I just started seeing this a few days ago, and
before I reach the point of tracking it down you are in the process
of fixing it ;)

Eric
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