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Date:	Wed, 2 Oct 2013 08:20:41 -0400
From:	Jason Cooper <jason@...edaemon.net>
To:	Sebastian Hesselbarth <sebastian.hesselbarth@...il.com>
Cc:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Lennert Buytenhek <buytenh@...tstofly.org>,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] net: mv643xx_eth: fix orphaned statistics timer
 crash

On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 12:57:21PM +0200, Sebastian Hesselbarth wrote:
> The periodic statistics timer gets started at port _probe() time, but
> is stopped on _stop() only. In a modular environment, this can cause
> the timer to access already deallocated memory, if the module is unloaded
> without starting the eth device. To fix this, we add the timer right
> before the port is started, instead of at _probe() time.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Sebastian Hesselbarth <sebastian.hesselbarth@...il.com>
> ---
> Cc: David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
> Cc: Lennert Buytenhek <buytenh@...tstofly.org>
> Cc: Jason Cooper <jason@...edaemon.net>
> Cc: netdev@...r.kernel.org
> Cc: linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org
> Cc: linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
> ---
>  drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/mv643xx_eth.c |    2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

Acked-by: Jason Cooper <jason@...edaemon.net>

Introduced by:

  4ff3495a mv643xx_eth: enforce frequent hardware statistics polling

which also goes all the way back to v2.6.28

thx,

Jason.
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