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Subject[PATCH 07/20] net: stmmac: Clear descriptors before initializing them
According to the methods naming and partly based on their semantics the
descriptors need to be cleared first, then they can be properly
initialized. That specifically concerns the Tx descriptors and the chain
mode. Moreover doing the Rx-descriptors clearance twice is redundant. Fix
all of that by discarding the Rx descriptor clearance from the
init_dma_rx_desc_rings() method and move the generic method of all
descriptors clearance to the head of the init_dma_desc_rings() function.

Signed-off-by: Serge Semin <>
drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_main.c | 6 ++----
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_main.c
index 1c40dc26fbf7..3bc07f5b64e1 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_main.c
@@ -1399,8 +1399,6 @@ static int init_dma_rx_desc_rings(struct net_device *dev, gfp_t flags)
"(%s) dma_rx_phy=0x%08x\n", __func__,

- stmmac_clear_rx_descriptors(priv, queue);
for (i = 0; i < priv->dma_rx_size; i++) {
struct dma_desc *p;

@@ -1522,14 +1520,14 @@ static int init_dma_desc_rings(struct net_device *dev, gfp_t flags)
struct stmmac_priv *priv = netdev_priv(dev);
int ret;

+ stmmac_clear_descriptors(priv);
ret = init_dma_rx_desc_rings(dev, flags);
if (ret)
return ret;

ret = init_dma_tx_desc_rings(dev);

- stmmac_clear_descriptors(priv);
if (netif_msg_hw(priv))

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