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Date:   Thu,  1 Sep 2022 12:55:54 +0100
From:   Paul Durrant <>
Cc:     Paul Durrant <>, Wei Liu <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Eric Dumazet <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Paolo Abeni <>,
        Marek Marczykowski-Górecki 
Subject: [PATCH net] xen-netback: only remove 'hotplug-status' when the vif is actually destroyed

Removing 'hotplug-status' in backend_disconnected() means that it will be
removed even in the case that the frontend unilaterally disconnects (which
it is free to do at any time). The consequence of this is that, when the
frontend attempts to re-connect, the backend gets stuck in 'InitWait'
rather than moving straight to 'Connected' (which it can do because the
hotplug script has already run).
Instead, the 'hotplug-status' mode should be removed in netback_remove()
i.e. when the vif really is going away.

Fixes: 0f4558ae9187 ("Revert "xen-netback: remove 'hotplug-status' once it has served its purpose"")
Signed-off-by: Paul Durrant <>
Cc: Wei Liu <>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <>
Cc: Eric Dumazet <>
Cc: Jakub Kicinski <>
Cc: Paolo Abeni <>
Cc: "Marek Marczykowski-Górecki" <>
 drivers/net/xen-netback/xenbus.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/xen-netback/xenbus.c b/drivers/net/xen-netback/xenbus.c
index 990360d75cb6..e85b3c5d4acc 100644
--- a/drivers/net/xen-netback/xenbus.c
+++ b/drivers/net/xen-netback/xenbus.c
@@ -256,7 +256,6 @@ static void backend_disconnect(struct backend_info *be)
 		unsigned int queue_index;
-		xenbus_rm(XBT_NIL, be->dev->nodename, "hotplug-status");
 #endif /* CONFIG_DEBUG_FS */
@@ -984,6 +983,7 @@ static int netback_remove(struct xenbus_device *dev)
 	struct backend_info *be = dev_get_drvdata(&dev->dev);
+	xenbus_rm(XBT_NIL, dev->nodename, "hotplug-status");
 	if (be->vif) {
 		kobject_uevent(&dev->dev.kobj, KOBJ_OFFLINE);

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