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Subject[12/13] [VLAN]: Fix early vlan adding leads to not functional device
-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


[VLAN]: Fix early vlan adding leads to not functional device

OK, I can see what's happening here. eth0 doesn't detect link-up until
after a few seconds, so when the vlan interface is opened immediately
after eth0 has been opened, it inherits the link-down state. Subsequently
the vlan interface is never properly activated and are thus unable to
transmit any packets.

dev->state bits are not supposed to be manipulated directly. Something
similar is probably needed for the netif_device_present() bit, although
I don't know how this is meant to work for a virtual device.

Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <>

--- a/net/8021q/vlan.c
+++ b/net/8021q/vlan.c
@@ -578,6 +578,14 @@ static int vlan_device_event(struct noti
if (!vlandev)

+ if (netif_carrier_ok(dev)) {
+ if (!netif_carrier_ok(vlandev))
+ netif_carrier_on(vlandev);
+ } else {
+ if (netif_carrier_ok(vlandev))
+ netif_carrier_off(vlandev);
+ }
if ((vlandev->state & VLAN_LINK_STATE_MASK) != flgs) {
vlandev->state = (vlandev->state &~ VLAN_LINK_STATE_MASK)
| flgs;
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