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Date:	Fri, 16 Oct 2015 22:28:19 -0700
From:	Jeff Kirsher <>
Cc:	Mitch Williams <>,,,,, Jeff Kirsher <>
Subject: [net-next 05/17] i40evf: don't give up

From: Mitch Williams <>

When the VF driver is unable to communicate with the PF, it just gives
up and never tries again. Aside from the obvious character flaw that
this shows, it's also a lousy user experience.

When PF communications fail, wait five seconds, and try again. And
again. Don't give up, little VF driver! Your prince will come!

Change-ID: Ia1378a39879883563b8faffce819f375821f9585
Signed-off-by: Mitch Williams <>
Tested-by: Andrew Bowers <>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Kirsher <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40evf/i40evf_main.c | 7 +++++--
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40evf/i40evf_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40evf/i40evf_main.c
index 1dd5245..ce99790 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40evf/i40evf_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40evf/i40evf_main.c
@@ -2357,9 +2357,12 @@ err_alloc:
 	/* Things went into the weeds, so try again later */
 	if (++adapter->aq_wait_count > I40EVF_AQ_MAX_ERR) {
-		dev_err(&pdev->dev, "Failed to communicate with PF; giving up\n");
+		dev_err(&pdev->dev, "Failed to communicate with PF; waiting before retry\n");
 		adapter->flags |= I40EVF_FLAG_PF_COMMS_FAILED;
-		return; /* do not reschedule */
+		i40evf_shutdown_adminq(hw);
+		adapter->state = __I40EVF_STARTUP;
+		schedule_delayed_work(&adapter->init_task, HZ * 5);
+		return;
 	schedule_delayed_work(&adapter->init_task, HZ);

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