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SubjectRe: [PATCH net RESEND] vlan: don't allow to add VLAN on VLAN device
On 2/27/2014 6:43 PM, Ding Tianhong wrote:
> I run these steps:
> modprobe 8021q
> vconfig add eth2 20
> vconfig add eth2.20 20
> ifconfig eth2 xx.xx.xx.xx
> then the Call Trace happened:


> ========================================================================
> The reason is that if add vlan on vlan dev, the vlan dev will create vlan_info,
> then the notification will let the real dev to run dev_set_rx_mode() and hold
> netif_addr_lock, and then the real dev will call ndo_set_rx_mode(), if the real
> dev is vlan dev, the ndo_set_rx_mode() will hold netif_addr_lock again, so deadlock
> happened.
> Don't allow to add vlan on vlan dev to fix this problem.
> Signed-off-by: Ding Tianhong <>
> ---

I'm not sure we can just disable stacked vlans. There might be something
using them today and they have worked in the past. Lets try to find a
better fix.


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