[PATCH 3/3] net: dsa: microchip: tear down DSA tree at system shutdown

From: Lino Sanfilippo
Date: Thu Sep 09 2021 - 05:54:26 EST

Shutting down the system with registered KSZ9477 slave devices results in a
system hang. Additionally the message "unregister_netdevice: waiting for
ETH to become free. Usage count = X" is dumped into the kernel log (with
ETH being the DSA master device and X the number of registered slave

The reason for this issue are pending references to the DSA master device
which are still held by the slave devices at the time master device is

While these references are supposed to be released in ksz_switch_remove()
this function never gets the chance to be called due to the earlier system
hang at the master device deregistration.

Fix this deadlock situation by deregistering the switch (and thus releasing
the master device references) in the KSZ9477 shutdown handler. Since this
handler is called before the master device deregistration all references to
the master device are released at the time of deregistration and thus the
deadlock does not occur.

Signed-off-by: Lino Sanfilippo <LinoSanfilippo@xxxxxx>
drivers/net/dsa/microchip/ksz9477.c | 12 +++++++++++-
1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/dsa/microchip/ksz9477.c b/drivers/net/dsa/microchip/ksz9477.c
index 854e25f43fa7..5db82898b737 100644
--- a/drivers/net/dsa/microchip/ksz9477.c
+++ b/drivers/net/dsa/microchip/ksz9477.c
@@ -229,6 +229,16 @@ static int ksz9477_reset_switch(struct ksz_device *dev)
return 0;

+static int ksz9477_shutdown(struct ksz_device *dev)
+ int ret;
+ ret = ksz9477_reset_switch(dev);
+ ksz_switch_shutdown(dev);
+ return ret;
static void ksz9477_r_mib_cnt(struct ksz_device *dev, int port, u16 addr,
u64 *cnt)
@@ -1601,7 +1611,7 @@ static const struct ksz_dev_ops ksz9477_dev_ops = {
.r_mib_pkt = ksz9477_r_mib_pkt,
.freeze_mib = ksz9477_freeze_mib,
.port_init_cnt = ksz9477_port_init_cnt,
- .shutdown = ksz9477_reset_switch,
+ .shutdown = ksz9477_shutdown,
.detect = ksz9477_switch_detect,
.init = ksz9477_switch_init,
.exit = ksz9477_switch_exit,