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Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2023 00:50:24 +0000
To: Heiner Kallweit <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] r8169: fix rare issue with broken rx after link-down
 on RTL8125


This patch was applied to netdev/net-next.git (main)
by Jakub Kicinski <>:

On Thu, 12 Oct 2023 08:51:13 +0200 you wrote:
> In very rare cases (I've seen two reports so far about different
> RTL8125 chip versions) it seems the MAC locks up when link goes down
> and requires a software reset to get revived.
> Realtek doesn't publish hw errata information, therefore the root cause
> is unknown. Realtek vendor drivers do a full hw re-initialization on
> each link-up event, the slimmed-down variant here was reported to fix
> the issue for the reporting user.
> It's not fully clear which parts of the NIC are reset as part of the
> software reset, therefore I can't rule out side effects.
> Therefore apply the fix to net-next only. If no side effects are
> reported, it can be submitted for stable later.
> [...]

Here is the summary with links:
  - [net-next] r8169: fix rare issue with broken rx after link-down on RTL8125

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