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SubjectRe: [PATCH -net-next 3/4] firmware: convert tg3 driver to request_firmware()
Michael Marineau wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 04:01:12PM -0800, David Miller wrote:
>> From: Oliver Hartkopp <>
>> Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2009 14:28:30 +0100
>>> 2. I got this inconsistent lock state, i've not seen before:
>> I know what causes it. It's this change:
>> commit 22604c866889c4b2e12b73cbf1683bda1b72a313
>> Author: Michael Marineau <>
>> Date: Sun Jan 4 17:18:51 2009 -0800
>> net: Fix for initial link state in 2.6.28
>> It causes us to now call the linkwatch even trigger code inside of
>> software interrupt context, but that is illegal because that code path
>> takes the dev_base_lock rwlock as a writer.
>> I'm going to revert, and Michael will need to find a way to fix the
>> initial link state issue without adding locking problems :-)
> Ok, here's another try. Rather than find a safer way to sync up the
> operstate variable with the normal state flags I decided to just nuke
> operstate entirely, it just duplicated what was already in the state
> flags for the most part.

Hi Michael,

i just compiled my current net-2.6 with your new patch and had no
problems booting my machine afterwards.

Holding the relevant information in one place looks like a good approach
to me even though i did not test the functionality in detail.


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