Commit 3a6d1bc4 authored by Jesse Brandeburg's avatar Jesse Brandeburg Committed by David S. Miller
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ixgb: fix link down initial state

As reported by Andrew Lutomirski <>

All the intel wired ethernet drivers were calling netif_carrier_off
and netif_stop_queue (or variants) before calling register_netdevice

This is incorrect behavior as was pointed out by davem, and causes
ifconfig and friends to report a strange state before first link
after the driver was loaded, since without a netif_carrier_off, the stack
assumes carrier_on, but before register_netdev, netlink messages are not
sent out telling link state.

This apparently confused *some* versions of networkmanager.

in addition this driver appeared to need a netif_start_queue at
the end of open.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJesse Brandeburg <>
Reported-by: default avatarAndrew Lutomirski <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJeff Kirsher <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 54386467
......@@ -471,10 +471,8 @@ ixgb_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
if (err)
goto err_register;
/* we're going to reset, so assume we have no link for now */
/* carrier off reporting is important to ethtool even BEFORE open */
DPRINTK(PROBE, INFO, "Intel(R) PRO/10GbE Network Connection\n");
......@@ -592,6 +590,8 @@ ixgb_open(struct net_device *netdev)
if (err)
goto err_setup_tx;
/* allocate receive descriptors */
err = ixgb_setup_rx_resources(adapter);
......@@ -602,6 +602,8 @@ ixgb_open(struct net_device *netdev)
if (err)
goto err_up;
return 0;
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