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Date:	Sun, 6 Sep 2015 22:21:53 +0200
From:	Francois Romieu <romieu@...zoreil.com>
To:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	pomidorabelisima@...il.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH net 3/3] r8169: increase the lifespan of the hardware
 counters dump area.

Corinna Vinschen <vinschen@...hat.com> :
> On Sep  5 14:18, romieu@...zoreil.com wrote:
[...]
> > - rtl_reset_counters_cond induced failures in open() are also considered
> >   fatal: it takes acceptable work to unwind comfortably.
> 
> Why?


Crap, my description does not match the code wrt rtl_reset_counters_cond. :o/

s/rtl8169_reset_counters/rtl8169_update_counters/g

The code is right.

[...]
> This returns -EINVAL even for older chip versions which are not capable
> of resetting the counters.  The result is, this driver will not work at
> all on chip versions prior to RTL_GIGA_MAC_VER_19 anymore, because
> rtl_open will always fail.

No. My changelog was misleading. rtl_init_counter_offsets handles this part
correctly.

-- 
Ueimor
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