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Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2023 11:39:59 -0600
From: Thinh Tran <>
To: Michael Chan <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] net/tg3: fix race condition in tg3_reset_task()

Hi Michael,

On 11/2/2023 3:37 PM, Thinh Tran wrote:
> Thanks for the review.
> On 11/2/2023 12:27 PM, Michael Chan wrote:
>> This scenario can affect other drivers too, right?  Shouldn't this be
>> handled in a higher layer before calling ->ndo_tx_timeout() so we
>> don't have to add this logic to all the other drivers?  Thanks.
> Yes, it does. We can add this into the dev_watchdog() function, but 
> further investigations are required. This is because each driver may 
> have a different approach to handling its own ->ndo_tx_timeout() function.
> Thinh Tran

I attempted to relocate the fix into the dev_watchdog(), but we 
experienced crashes in various drivers, leading to the destabilization 
of other drivers.
I propose to accept the current patch, rather than introducing a new fix 
that may potentially create issues for other drivers

Thinh Tran

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