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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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