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SubjectRE: [Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH] e1000e: free IRQ when the link is up or down
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Intel-wired-lan [mailto:intel-wired-lan-bounces@lists.osuosl.org] On
>Behalf Of Tyler Baicar
>Sent: Wednesday, 02 November, 2016 23:08
>To: Kirsher, Jeffrey T; intel-wired-lan@lists.osuosl.org;
>netdev@vger.kernel.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
>okaya@codeaurora.org; timur@codeaurora.org
>Cc: Tyler Baicar
>Subject: [Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH] e1000e: free IRQ when the link is up or
>down
>
>Move IRQ free code so that it will happen regardless of the link state.
>Currently the e1000e driver only releases its IRQ if the link is up. This is not
>sufficient because it is possible for a link to go down without releasing the IRQ.
>A secondary bus reset can cause this case to happen.
>
>Signed-off-by: Tyler Baicar <tbaicar@codeaurora.org>
>---
> drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000e/netdev.c | 3 ++-
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
>diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000e/netdev.c
>b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000e/netdev.c
>index 7017281..36cfcb0 100644
>--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000e/netdev.c
>+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000e/netdev.c
>@@ -4679,12 +4679,13 @@ int e1000e_close(struct net_device *netdev)
>
> if (!test_bit(__E1000_DOWN, &adapter->state)) {
> e1000e_down(adapter, true);
>- e1000_free_irq(adapter);
>
> /* Link status message must follow this format */
> pr_info("%s NIC Link is Down\n", adapter->netdev->name);
> }
>
>+ e1000_free_irq(adapter);
>+
> napi_disable(&adapter->napi);
>
> e1000e_free_tx_resources(adapter->tx_ring);
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This is not correct. __E1000_DOWN has nothing to do with link state. It is an internal driver status bit that indicates that device shutdown is in progress.

I would not change this code without checking very carefully the driver state machine. This can cause a whole lot of issues. Did you encounter some particular problem that is resolved by this change?
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