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SubjectRe: 24rc8: unregister_netdevice: waiting for ... to become free
> Roland, does this fix your bug?

Yes!
With this patch i can unload the nic driver again.
Thank you !



> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: "David Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
> Gesendet: 04.05.08 06:11:32
> An: devzero@web.de
> CC: akpm@linux-foundation.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, netdev@vger.kernel.org, g4klx@g4klx.demon.co.uk
> Betreff: Re: 24rc8: unregister_netdevice: waiting for ... to become free


> From: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
> Date: Fri, 02 May 2008 05:45:36 -0700 (PDT)
>
> > From: "Roland" <devzero@web.de>
> > Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 14:38:36 +0200
> >
> > > it seems it`s lapbether driver
> > >
> > > reproduce:
> > >
> > > on system with pcnet32 (vmware) do
> > >
> > > modprobe pcnet32
> > > modprobe lapbether
> > > modprobe -r lapbether
> > > modprobe -r pcnet32 -> hang -> unregister_netdevice: waiting for eth0 to
> > > become free
> >
> > lapbeth_cleanup_driver() unregisters the netdevice, but does not
> > release the reference to lapbeth->ethdev in those device instances.
> >
> > Once this happens, and the lapbeth_dev_notifier is unregistered,
> > these references will leak forever.
>
> Roland, does this fix your bug?
>
> lapbeth: Release ->ethdev when unregistering device.
>
> Otherwise it leaks forever.
>
> Based upon a report by Roland <devzero@web.de>
>
> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/wan/lapbether.c b/drivers/net/wan/lapbether.c
> index b5860b9..24fd613 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/wan/lapbether.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/wan/lapbether.c
> @@ -459,6 +459,7 @@ static void __exit lapbeth_cleanup_driver(void)
> list_for_each_safe(entry, tmp, &lapbeth_devices) {
> lapbeth = list_entry(entry, struct lapbethdev, node);
>
> + dev_put(lapbeth->ethdev);
> unregister_netdevice(lapbeth->axdev);
> }
> rtnl_unlock();

Acked-by: Roland Kletzing <devzero@web.de>


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