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Date:   Tue,  8 Dec 2020 14:50:44 -0800
From:   Xie He <>
To:     "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,,,,
        Martin Schiller <>
Cc:     Xie He <>
Subject: [PATCH net-next] net: lapbether: Consider it successful if (dis)connecting when already (dis)connected

When the upper layer instruct us to connect (or disconnect), but we have
already connected (or disconnected), consider this operation successful
rather than failed.

This can help the upper layer to correct its record about whether we are
connected or not here in layer 2.

The upper layer may not have the correct information about whether we are
connected or not. This can happen if this driver has already been running
for some time when the "x25" module gets loaded.

Another X.25 driver (hdlc_x25) is already doing this, so we make this
driver do this, too.

Cc: Martin Schiller <>
Signed-off-by: Xie He <>
 drivers/net/wan/lapbether.c | 13 +++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wan/lapbether.c b/drivers/net/wan/lapbether.c
index b6be2454b8bd..605fe555e157 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wan/lapbether.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wan/lapbether.c
@@ -55,6 +55,9 @@ struct lapbethdev {
 static LIST_HEAD(lapbeth_devices);
+static void lapbeth_connected(struct net_device *dev, int reason);
+static void lapbeth_disconnected(struct net_device *dev, int reason);
 /* ------------------------------------------------------------------------ */
@@ -167,11 +170,17 @@ static netdev_tx_t lapbeth_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb,
 	case X25_IFACE_DATA:
-		if ((err = lapb_connect_request(dev)) != LAPB_OK)
+		err = lapb_connect_request(dev);
+		if (err == LAPB_CONNECTED)
+			lapbeth_connected(dev, LAPB_OK);
+		else if (err != LAPB_OK)
 			pr_err("lapb_connect_request error: %d\n", err);
 		goto drop;
-		if ((err = lapb_disconnect_request(dev)) != LAPB_OK)
+		err = lapb_disconnect_request(dev);
+		if (err == LAPB_NOTCONNECTED)
+			lapbeth_disconnected(dev, LAPB_OK);
+		else if (err != LAPB_OK)
 			pr_err("lapb_disconnect_request err: %d\n", err);

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