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Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2023 09:45:24 +0000
From: Simon Horman <>
To: Haiyang Zhang <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net,v4, 1/3] hv_netvsc: fix race of netvsc and VF

On Fri, Nov 10, 2023 at 06:38:58AM -0800, Haiyang Zhang wrote:
> The rtnl lock also needs to be held before rndis_filter_device_add()
> which advertises nvsp_2_vsc_capability / sriov bit, and triggers
> VF NIC offering and registering. If VF NIC finished register_netdev()
> earlier it may cause name based config failure.
> To fix this issue, move the call to rtnl_lock() before
> rndis_filter_device_add(), so VF will be registered later than netvsc
> / synthetic NIC, and gets a name numbered (ethX) after netvsc.
> Cc:
> Fixes: e04e7a7bbd4b ("hv_netvsc: Fix a deadlock by getting rtnl lock earlier in netvsc_probe()")
> Reported-by: Dexuan Cui <>
> Signed-off-by: Haiyang Zhang <>
> Reviewed-by: Wojciech Drewek <>

Reviewed-by: Simon Horman <>

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