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Date:	Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:29:17 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	mugunthanvnm@...com
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [net PATCH 1/1] drivers: net: cpsw: dual_emac: fix reducing of
 rx descriptor during ifdown

From: Mugunthan V N <mugunthanvnm@...com>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2014 12:46:55 +0530

> On Wednesday 03 September 2014 12:24 AM, David Miller wrote:
>> Also this doesn't explain why the "status < 0" case applies to this
>> new logic, you have not explained that at all.
>> 
> 
> This scenario is not generated when "status < 0", "status < 0" happens
> when DMA is in tear-down mode, the above scenario happens when
> netif_running(ndev) is false which denotes that netdev is down already.

Your condition was:

	if (status < 0 || !netif_running(ndev))

so this "scenerio" is being handled when status < 0, which is what
I am objecting to.
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