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Re: [PATCH] net: Disable queueing when carrier is lost (take 2)

To: Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: Disable queueing when carrier is lost (take 2)
From: Tommy Christensen <tommy.christensen@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 00:32:54 +0200
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Herbert Xu wrote:
Doing the wait when IFF_RUNNING is off isn't necessary though.  If
IFF_RUNNING isn't set, then either the device has never been activated
or we've already carried out those waits the last time we were in

Right. But it still depends on what the synchronization is meant to
protect us from. It isn't clear to me, whether it's
 o packets in flight
 o qdisc references
 o device references
so yes, I tried to play it safe.

Anyway, given the comments from Thomas, I've pulled out the IFF_RUNNING
stuff. We can add this later, when the other uses have been sorted out.

I understand your preference for defensive programming.  However, in
cases like this it's better to do the obvious thing because:

1) We don't cover up bugs that may come back to bite us elsewhere.
2) We don't give people misconceptions.  If they're unfamiliar with
the system they may infer things from this code that aren't necessarily
the case.

I totally agree with this.

diff -ru linux-2.6.12-rc3/net/core/link_watch.c 
--- linux-2.6.12-rc3/net/core/link_watch.c      2005-03-04 09:55:42.000000000 
+++ linux-2.6.12-work/net/core/link_watch.c     2005-05-02 22:40:59.000000000 
@@ -16,6 +16,7 @@
 #include <linux/netdevice.h>
 #include <linux/if.h>
 #include <net/sock.h>
+#include <net/pkt_sched.h>
 #include <linux/rtnetlink.h>
 #include <linux/jiffies.h>
 #include <linux/spinlock.h>
@@ -74,6 +75,12 @@
                clear_bit(__LINK_STATE_LINKWATCH_PENDING, &dev->state);
                if (dev->flags & IFF_UP) {
+                       if (netif_carrier_ok(dev)) {
+                               WARN_ON(dev->qdisc_sleeping == &noop_qdisc);
+                               dev_activate(dev);
+                       } else
+                               dev_deactivate(dev);
diff -ru linux-2.6.12-rc3/net/sched/sch_generic.c 
--- linux-2.6.12-rc3/net/sched/sch_generic.c    2005-03-04 09:55:44.000000000 
+++ linux-2.6.12-work/net/sched/sch_generic.c   2005-05-04 00:24:55.558105856 
@@ -539,6 +539,10 @@
+       if (!netif_carrier_ok(dev))
+               /* Delay activation until next carrier-on event */
+               return;
        rcu_assign_pointer(dev->qdisc, dev->qdisc_sleeping);
        if (dev->qdisc != &noqueue_qdisc) {
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