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Date:   Mon, 27 Jul 2020 09:42:00 -0700
From:   Shannon Nelson <>
To:     David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 2/4] ionic: recover from ringsize change failure

On 7/24/20 7:44 PM, David Miller wrote:
> From: Shannon Nelson <>
> Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 17:23:24 -0700
>> If the ringsize change fails, try restoring the previous setting.
>> Signed-off-by: Shannon Nelson <>
> You really can't recover properly, or reliably, with the way all of this
> is structured in the ionic driver.  This is at best a half attempt at
> error recovery.
> Doing a full ionic_open() call abstracts things too heavily.
> What you need to do is save away the current queue memory and object,
> without freeing them, and only release them when you can successfully
> setup the new queues.
> This is the only way you can properly recover from errors in this
> operation, with a proper check/commit sequence.
> I'd rather not merge half solutions to this problem, sorry.

Sure, thanks anyway.

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