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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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