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Subject[PATCH 03/11] [PATCH] forcedeth: Initialize link settings in every nv_open()
-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

R�diger found a bug in nv_open that explains some of the reports
with duplex mismatches:
nv_open calls nv_update_link_speed for initializing the hardware link speed
registers. If current link setting matches the values in np->linkspeed and
np->duplex, then the function does nothing.
Usually, doing nothing is the right thing, but not in nv_open: During
nv_open, the registers must be initialized because the nic was reset.

The attached patch fixes that by setting np->linkspeed to an invalid value
before calling nv_update_link_speed from nv_open.

Signed-Off-By: Manfred Spraul <>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Garzik <>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <>
drivers/net/forcedeth.c | 3 +++
1 files changed, 3 insertions(+)

Index: linux-2.6.13.y/drivers/net/forcedeth.c
--- linux-2.6.13.y.orig/drivers/net/forcedeth.c
+++ linux-2.6.13.y/drivers/net/forcedeth.c
@@ -1888,6 +1888,9 @@ static int nv_open(struct net_device *de
writel(NVREG_MIISTAT_MASK, base + NvRegMIIStatus);
dprintk(KERN_INFO "startup: got 0x%08x.\n", miistat);
+ /* set linkspeed to invalid value, thus force nv_update_linkspeed
+ * to init hw */
+ np->linkspeed = 0;
ret = nv_update_linkspeed(dev);
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