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

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@redhat.com
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