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Date:	Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:58:15 +0100
From:	Ian Campbell <>
To:	Wei Liu <>
CC:	Paul Durrant <>, <>,
	<>, David Vrabel <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v4] Don't destroy the netdev until the vif is
 shut down

On Wed, 2013-09-18 at 11:37 +0100, Wei Liu wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 05:46:08PM +0100, Paul Durrant wrote:
> > Without this patch, if a frontend cycles through states Closing
> > and Closed (which Windows frontends need to do) then the netdev
> > will be destroyed and requires re-invocation of hotplug scripts
> > to restore state before the frontend can move to Connected. Thus
> > when udev is not in use the backend gets stuck in InitWait.
> > 
> > With this patch, the netdev is left alone whilst the backend is
> > still online and is only de-registered and freed just prior to
> > destroying the vif (which is also nicely symmetrical with the
> > netdev allocation and registration being done during probe) so
> > no re-invocation of hotplug scripts is required.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Paul Durrant <>
> > Cc: David Vrabel <>
> > Cc: Wei Liu <>
> > Cc: Ian Campbell <>
> Acked-by: Wei Liu <>

yeah, looks good, thanks.

Paul, did you test this with non-Windows frontends too? and do things
like vif hot(un)plug still work?


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