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Date:	Wed, 14 Oct 2009 15:09:22 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [net-next 0/8] bnx2x: Device Control Channel bug fixes

From: "Eilon Greenstein" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 17:07:05 +0200

> This bnx2x patch series is fixing some bugs that relates to the Device
> Control Channel (DCC) code. There are actually 3 different failures:
> 1. When the fairness initial value was set to zero, the device could not
> be enabled. This is caused since zero indicated that the mechanism is
> disabled, and the code (both FW and driver) was not ready to allow
> enabling it at run time. This patch requires replacing the FW - to allow
> easier review, it is split to 3 patches:
>         P1: adding the new FW
>         P2: the actually patch
>         P3: removing the old FW
> 2. Races when loading/unloading the driver when DCC link enable/disable
> commands are received. There were 3 different races:
>         P4: The state of the driver which indicates if it is loaded or
>         not was also used to signal if its link is enabled/disabled by
>         DCC
>         P5: The FW commands to acknowledge the DCC command and
>         loading/unloading the driver run over each other
>         P6: Setting/clearing the MAC address and the FW filtering rules
> 3.	P7: Reporting the maximal BW as the link speed
> Patch number 8 is the version update.
> The patches were made based on net-next. Since those are bug fixes,
> please let me know if I should send them based on net-2.6 as well.

Applied to net-next-2.6, which is where this likely belongs.

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