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Date:   Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:02:29 -0500 (EST)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net v2 1/1] net: macb: fix the RX queue reset in

From: Cyrille Pitchen <>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:40:55 +0100

> On macb only (not gem), when a RX queue corruption was detected from
> macb_rx(), the RX queue was reset: during this process the RX ring
> buffer descriptor was initialized by macb_init_rx_ring() but we forgot
> to also set bp->rx_tail to 0.
> Indeed, when processing the received frames, bp->rx_tail provides the
> macb driver with the index in the RX ring buffer of the next buffer to
> process. So when the whole ring buffer is reset we must also reset
> bp->rx_tail so the driver is synchronized again with the hardware.
> Since macb_init_rx_ring() is called from many locations, currently from
> macb_rx() and macb_init_rings(), we'd rather add the "bp->rx_tail = 0;"
> line inside macb_init_rx_ring() than add the very same line after each
> call of this function.
> Without this fix, the rx queue is not reset properly to recover from
> queue corruption and connection drop may occur.
> Signed-off-by: Cyrille Pitchen <>
> Fixes: 9ba723b081a2 ("net: macb: remove BUG_ON() and reset the queue to handle RX errors")
> Acked-by: Nicolas Ferre <>

Applied and queued up for -stable, thanks.

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