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Date:	Wed, 07 May 2014 16:14:19 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] be2net: Poll for link status till 5s in ethtool
 diag test

From: Ajit Khaparde <>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 18:20:14 -0500

> After the loopback test is finished,
> it takes a few seconds for link to come back up.
> Poll for link status every 1 second interval for 5 seconds, only in cases
> when the link was UP before PHY loopback test was issued.
> Signed-off-by: Suresh Reddy <>
> Signed-off-by: Ajit Khaparde <>

This is really anti-social, because the RTNL semaphore is held during
this entire call.

You are potentially blocking any and all network configuration setting
and fetches for up to 5 seconds.
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