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Re: 3C905b partial lockup in 2.4.5-pre5 and up to 2.4.6-pre1

To: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 3C905b partial lockup in 2.4.5-pre5 and up to 2.4.6-pre1
From: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 17:53:22 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: Russell King <rmk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Ben LaHaise <bcrl@xxxxxxxxxx>, Andrew Morton <andrewm@xxxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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References: <20010610093838.A13074@flint.arm.linux.org.uk> <Pine.LNX.4.33.0106101201490.9384-100000@toomuch.toronto.redhat.com> <20010610173419.B13164@flint.arm.linux.org.uk> <3B23A4BB.7B4567A3@mandrakesoft.com>
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Jeff Garzik writes:
 > > [note I've not found anything in 2.4.5 where netif_carrier_ok prevents
 > > the net layers queueing packets for an interface, and forwarding them
 > > on for transmission].
 > 
 > we want netif_carrier_{on,off} to emit netlink messages.  I don't know
 > how DaveM would feel about such getting implemented in 2.4.x though,
 > even if well tested.

If someone sent me patches which did this (and minded the
restrictions, if any, this adds to the execution contexts in
which the carrier on/off stuff can be invoked) I would consider
the patch seriously for 2.4.x

Later,
David S. Miller
davem@xxxxxxxxxx

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