[PATCH] hv_netvsc: Fix net device attach on older Windows hosts

From: Mohammed Gamal
Date: Tue May 08 2018 - 13:41:33 EST

On older windows hosts the net_device instance is returned to
the caller of rndis_filter_device_add() without having the presence
bit set first. This would cause any subsequent calls to network device
operations (e.g. MTU change, channel change) to fail after the device
is detached once, returning -ENODEV.

Make sure we explicitly call netif_device_attach() before returning
the net_device instance to make sure the presence bit is set

Fixes: 7b2ee50c0cd5 ("hv_netvsc: common detach logic")

Signed-off-by: Mohammed Gamal <mgamal@xxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/net/hyperv/rndis_filter.c | 4 +++-
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/hyperv/rndis_filter.c b/drivers/net/hyperv/rndis_filter.c
index 6b127be..09a3c1d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/hyperv/rndis_filter.c
+++ b/drivers/net/hyperv/rndis_filter.c
@@ -1287,8 +1287,10 @@ struct netvsc_device *rndis_filter_device_add(struct hv_device *dev,
rndis_device->link_state ? "down" : "up");

- if (net_device->nvsp_version < NVSP_PROTOCOL_VERSION_5)
+ if (net_device->nvsp_version < NVSP_PROTOCOL_VERSION_5) {
+ netif_device_attach(net);
return net_device;
+ }

rndis_filter_query_link_speed(rndis_device, net_device);