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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] net: smsc911x: Quieten netif during suspend
Hi Florian,

On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 1:28 AM, Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/13/2017 10:42 AM, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> If the network interface is kept running during suspend, the net core
>> may call net_device_ops.ndo_start_xmit() while the Ethernet device is
>> still suspended, which may lead to a system crash.
>>
>> E.g. on sh73a0/kzm9g and r8a73a4/ape6evm, the external Ethernet chip is
>> driven by a PM controlled clock. If the Ethernet registers are accessed
>> while the clock is not running, the system will crash with an imprecise
>> external abort.
>>
>> As this is a race condition with a small time window, it is not so easy
>> to trigger at will. Using pm_test may increase your chances:
>>
>> # echo 0 > /sys/module/printk/parameters/console_suspend
>> # echo platform > /sys/power/pm_test
>> # echo mem > /sys/power/state
>>
>> To fix this, make sure the network interface is quietened during
>> suspend.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>

> Reviewed-by: Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com>

Thank you!

> You may want to take the opportunity to suspend the PHY device
> (conversely resume it) if WoL is not enabled on this device.

Despite the WoL comment visible in the context below, I believe this driver
doesn't support WoL yet (ethtool_ops.[gs]et_wol() not implemented).

>> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/smsc/smsc911x.c
>> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/smsc/smsc911x.c
>> @@ -2595,6 +2595,11 @@ static int smsc911x_suspend(struct device *dev)
>> struct net_device *ndev = dev_get_drvdata(dev);
>> struct smsc911x_data *pdata = netdev_priv(ndev);
>>
>> + if (netif_running(ndev)) {
>> + netif_stop_queue(ndev);
>> + netif_device_detach(ndev);
>> + }
>> +
>> /* enable wake on LAN, energy detection and the external PME
>> * signal. */
>> smsc911x_reg_write(pdata, PMT_CTRL,

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

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