Re: [PATCH net] netconsole: Check for carrier before calling netpoll_send_udp()

From: Jonathan Maxwell
Date: Tue Aug 11 2015 - 23:06:18 EST

> I personally think that drivers need to synchronize such things
> internally. They are the only entity which knows when it's "OK"
> to do whatever the netpoll method does, and they are also the only
> entity which can properly synchronize such checks.

Thanks agreed. I am testing the following ixgbe patch on my reproducer
that checks for resetting/removing/down state flags in ixgbe_poll() and
bails if true. It does that check in other ixgbe routines as well. It's working
fine so far. We will need to do something similar for vmxnet3 as well and
possibly other drivers.

--- a/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_main.c 2015-08-10 17:13:02.899400508 +1000
+++ b/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_main.c.patch 2015-08-12 11:34:49.951053887 +1000
@@ -2672,6 +2672,11 @@
int per_ring_budget;
bool clean_complete = true;

+ if (test_bit(__IXGBE_DOWN, &adapter->state) ||
+ test_bit(__IXGBE_REMOVING, &adapter->state) ||
+ test_bit(__IXGBE_RESETTING, &adapter->state))
+ return budget;
if (adapter->flags & IXGBE_FLAG_DCA_ENABLED)
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