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Date:   Wed, 09 Dec 2020 11:31:54 +0100
From:   Martin Schiller <>
To:     Xie He <>
Cc:     "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] net: x25: Fix handling of Restart Request and
 Restart Confirmation

On 2020-12-09 10:52, Martin Schiller wrote:
> On 2020-12-09 09:16, Xie He wrote:
>> 1. When the x25 module gets loaded, layer 2 may already be running and
>> connected. In this case, although we are in X25_LINK_STATE_0, we still
>> need to handle the Restart Request received, rather than ignore it.
> Hmm... I've never loaded the X.25 module after the interface is UP, but
> in this case we really have to fix it.

This seems to be a regression caused by moving the Layer2 link handling
into the lapb driver, which wasn't intended in my original patchset.

I also have another patch on my todo list which aims orphan packet
handling in the x25_receive_data() function. Maybe it is better to catch
the whole thing there.

>> 2. When we are in X25_LINK_STATE_2, we have already sent a Restart 
>> Request
>> and is waiting for the Restart Confirmation with t20timer. t20timer 
>> will
>> restart itself repeatedly forever so it will always be there, as long 
>> as we
>> are in State 2. So we don't need to check x25_t20timer_pending again.
> Yeah, you're right, we can actually leave that out.
> Acked-by: Martin Schiller <>

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