1. 12 Jun, 2008 2 commits
    • Eilon Greenstein's avatar
      bnx2x: Updating the Maintainer · 24e3fcef
      Eilon Greenstein authored
      I would like to thank Eliezer Tamir for writing and maintaining the
      driver for the past two years. I will take over maintaining the bnx2x
      driver from now on.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarEilon Greenstein <eilong@broadcom.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarEliezer Tamir <eliezert@broadcom.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
      24e3fcef
    • David S. Miller's avatar
      net: Eliminate flush_scheduled_work() calls while RTNL is held. · 4bb073c0
      David S. Miller authored
      If the RTNL is held when we invoke flush_scheduled_work() we could
      deadlock.  One such case is linkwatch, it is a work struct which tries
      to grab the RTNL semaphore.
      
      The most common case are net driver ->stop() methods.  The
      simplest conversion is to instead use cancel_{delayed_}work_sync()
      explicitly on the various work struct the driver uses.
      
      This is an OK transformation because these work structs are doing
      things like resetting the chip, restarting link negotiation, and so
      forth.  And if we're bringing down the device, we're about to turn the
      chip off and reset it anways.  So if we cancel a pending work event,
      that's fine here.
      
      Some drivers were working around this deadlock by using a msleep()
      polling loop of some sort, and those cases are converted to instead
      use cancel_{delayed_}work_sync() as well.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
      4bb073c0
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