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Date:   Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:47:04 -0400 (EDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] net: socionext: reset hardware in ndo_stop

Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:09:59 +0530

> From: Masahisa KOJIMA <>
> When the interface is down, head/tail of the descriptor
> ring address is set to 0 in netsec_netdev_stop().
> But netsec hardware still keeps the previous descriptor
> ring address, so there is inconsistency between driver
> and hardware after interface is up at a later time.
> To address this inconsistency, add netsec_reset_hardware()
> when the interface is down.
> In addition, to minimize the reset process,
> add flag to decide whether driver loads the netsec microcode.
> Even if driver resets the netsec hardware, netsec microcode
> keeps resident on RAM, so it is ok we only load the microcode
> at initialization.
> This patch is critical for installation over network.
> Signed-off-by: Masahisa KOJIMA <>
> Fixes: 533dd11a12f6 ("net: socionext: Add Synquacer NetSec driver")
> Signed-off-by: Jassi Brar <>


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