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Date:	Mon, 13 Jul 2009 09:06:25 +0900
From:	Mike McCormack <>
To:	Stephen Hemminger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sky2: Avoid transmitting during sky2_restart()

2009/7/13 Stephen Hemminger <>:
> On Sun, 12 Jul 2009 14:39:29 +0900
> Mike McCormack <> wrote:
>> Hi Stephen,
>> "ifconfig eth1 up; pktget eth1" will crashed my machine within 10
>> seconds. (eth1 is sky2)
>> It appears that sky2_tx_timeout causes a restart, and packets in the
>> tx queue are free'd twice (once in sky2_status_intr and once in
>> sky2_down).
>> Furthermore, if sky2_xmit_frame is called during sky2_restart, bad
>> things will happen.
>> This patch fixes both problems and was tested on top of my previous
>> sky2_down fix.
>> thanks,
>> Mike
> This should be fixed by managing the queue properly, not
> by using a state flag. I will correct the problem.

I think some kind of state needs to be used, as sky2_tx_complete()
will wake the tx queue if you use netif_tx_stop_queue() and
netif_tx_lock() is used elsewhere, and is not recursive.  I am happy
to change the patch if you have a suggestion on which function to use.


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