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SubjectRe: [PATCH net] tg3: prevent scheduling while atomic splat
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From: Michael Chan <michael.chan@broadcom.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:22:51 -0700

> On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 9:36 AM, Jonathan Toppins <jtoppins@redhat.com> wrote:
>> The problem was introduced in commit
>> 506b0a395f26 ("[netdrv] tg3: APE heartbeat changes"). The bug occurs
>> because tp->lock spinlock is held which is obtained in tg3_start
>> by way of tg3_full_lock(), line 11571. The documentation for usleep_range()
>> specifically states it cannot be used inside a spinlock.
>>
>> Fixes: 506b0a395f26 ("[netdrv] tg3: APE heartbeat changes")
>> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Toppins <jtoppins@redhat.com>
>> ---
>>
>> Notes:
>> The thing I need reviewed from Broadcom is if the udelay should be 20
>> instead of 10, due to any timing changes introduced by the offending
>> patch.
>
> Thanks. 10 us is correct.
>
> As a future improvement, we might want to see if we can release the
> spinlock and go back to usleep_range(). The wait time is potentially
> up to 20 msec which is quite long.
>
> Acked-by: Michael Chan <michael.chan@broadcom.com>

Applied, thanks everyone.

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