Commit 9c563d20 authored by Jesse Brandeburg's avatar Jesse Brandeburg Committed by David S. Miller
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e1000e: indicate link down at load

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.

Andy tested this for e1000e and confirmed it was working for him.

see thread:

Signed-off-by: default avatarJesse Brandeburg <>
Tested-by: default avatarAndy Lutomirski <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJeff Kirsher <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent b168dfc5
......@@ -3072,6 +3072,8 @@ static int e1000_open(struct net_device *netdev)
if (test_bit(__E1000_TESTING, &adapter->state))
return -EBUSY;
/* allocate transmit descriptors */
err = e1000e_setup_tx_resources(adapter);
if (err)
......@@ -5037,15 +5039,14 @@ static int __devinit e1000_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev,
if (!(adapter->flags & FLAG_HAS_AMT))
/* tell the stack to leave us alone until e1000_open() is called */
strcpy(netdev->name, "eth%d");
err = register_netdev(netdev);
if (err)
goto err_register;
/* carrier off reporting is important to ethtool even BEFORE open */
return 0;
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