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Date:	Thu, 11 Dec 2008 20:31:19 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] e1000e: fix double release of mutex

From: Jeff Kirsher <>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 13:58:07 -0800

> During a reset, releasing the swflag after it failed to be acquired would
> cause a double unlock of the mutex.  Instead, test whether acquisition of
> the swflag was successful and if not, do not release the swflag.  The reset
> must still be done to bring the device to a quiescent state.
> This resolves [BUG 12200] BUG: bad unlock balance detected! e1000e
> Signed-off-by: Jeff Kirsher <>

If we're fixing a regression like this, you should make the
patch against net-2.6, and this one is against net-next-2.6

Please respin this for me, thanks Jeff.
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