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Date:   Wed, 26 Aug 2020 16:17:30 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net 0/2] net: fix netpoll crash with bnxt

From: Jakub Kicinski <>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 12:40:05 -0700

> Rob run into crashes when using XDP on bnxt. Upon investigation
> it turns out that during driver reconfig irq core produces
> a warning message when IRQs are requested. This triggers netpoll,
> which in turn accesses uninitialized driver state. Same crash can
> also be triggered on this platform by changing the number of rings.
> Looks like we have two missing pieces here, netif_napi_add() has
> to make sure we start out with netpoll blocked. The driver also
> has to be more careful about when napi gets enabled.
> Tested XDP and channel count changes, the warning message no longer
> causes a crash. Not sure if the memory barriers added in patch 1
> are necessary, but it seems we should have them.

Series applied and queued up for -stable, thanks Jakub.

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