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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 3/7] [PATCH 3/8] can: CAN Network device driver and Netlink interface
Oliver Hartkopp wrote:
> Andrew Morton wrote:
>> On Tue, 12 May 2009 11:28:00 +0200 Wolfgang Grandegger
>> <wg@grandegger.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>> +int can_restart_now(struct net_device *dev)
>>> +{
>>> + struct can_priv *priv = netdev_priv(dev);
>>> + struct net_device_stats *stats = &dev->stats;
>>> + struct sk_buff *skb;
>>> + struct can_frame *cf;
>>> + int err;
>>> +
>>> + /* Synchronize with dev->hard_start_xmit() */
>>> + netif_tx_lock(dev);
>>> +
>>> + /* Ensure that no more messages can go out */
>>> + if (netif_carrier_ok(dev))
>>> + netif_carrier_off(dev);
>>> +
>>> + /* Ensure that no more messages can come in */
>>> + err = priv->do_set_mode(dev, CAN_MODE_STOP);
>>> + if (err)
>>> + return err;
>>> +
>>> + /* Now it's save to clean up */
>>> + del_timer_sync(&priv->restart_timer);
>>>
>>
>> This is deadlockable.
>>
>> It calls del_timer_sync() while holding netif_tx_lock(). But the timer
>> handler (can_restart_now()) also takes netif_tx_lock(). So if the
>> timer handler is presently running, it's sitting there spinning in
>> netif_tx_lock(). And del_timer_sync() is sitting there waiting for the
>> timer handler to complete.
>>
>>
>>
>
> Hi Wolfgang,
>
> would it be an appropriate solution, just to invoke
>
> netif_stop_queue() in can_bus_off()
>
> and invoke
>
> netif_wake_queue() in can_restart_now()
>
> ???
>
> In a BUSOFF condition we're not able to send CAN frames anyway, so we
> can disable the device queue and the we won't need any netif_tx_lock()
> right?
>
> AFAIK this was the original implementation before some of the latest
> improvement with the netif_carrier stuff.
>
> What do you think?

The problem is the "manual" restart triggered via the netlink interface,
which can occur in the middle of ndo_start_xmit().

Wolfgang.



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