Re: [PATCH net-next] can: dev: call netif_carrier_off() in register_candev()

From: Rasmus Villemoes
Date: Wed Jun 26 2019 - 05:31:45 EST

On 24/06/2019 19.26, Willem de Bruijn wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 4:34 AM Rasmus Villemoes
> <rasmus.villemoes@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> CONFIG_CAN_LEDS is deprecated. When trying to use the generic netdev
>> trigger as suggested, there's a small inconsistency with the link
>> property: The LED is on initially, stays on when the device is brought
>> up, and then turns off (as expected) when the device is brought down.
>> Make sure the LED always reflects the state of the CAN device.
>> Signed-off-by: Rasmus Villemoes <rasmus.villemoes@xxxxxxxxx>
> Should this target net?

No, I think this should go through the CAN tree. Perhaps I've
misunderstood when to use the net-next prefix - is that only for things
that should be applied directly to the net-next tree? If so, sorry.

> Regardless of CONFIG_CAN_LEDS deprecation,
> this is already not initialized properly if that CONFIG is disabled
> and a can_led_event call at device probe is a noop.

I'm not sure I understand this part. The CONFIG_CAN_LEDS support for
showing the state of the interface is implemented via hooking into the
ndo_open/ndo_stop callbacks, and does not look at or touch the

Other than via the netdev LED trigger I don't think one can even observe
the slightly odd initial state of the __LINK_STATE_NOCARRIER bit for CAN
devices, which is why I framed this as a fix purely to allow the netdev
trigger to be a closer drop-in replacement for CONFIG_CAN_LEDS.