Commit cb64edb6 authored by John Greene's avatar John Greene Committed by David S. Miller

8139cp: properly support change of MTU values [v2]

The 8139cp driver has a change_mtu function that has not been
enabled since the dawn of the git repository. However, the
generic eth_change_mtu is not used in its place, so that
invalid MTU values can be set on the interface.

Original patch salvages the broken code for the single case of
setting the MTU while the interface is down, which is safe
and also includes the range check.  Now enhanced to support up
or down interface.

v2: fix case where rxbufsz isn't changed in the up state case

Original patch from

Testing: has been test on virtual 8139cp setup without issue,
have no access real hardware 8139cp, need testing help.
Signed-off-by: default avatar"John Greene" <>
CC: "David S. Miller" <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent eb0fb363
......@@ -1226,12 +1226,9 @@ static void cp_tx_timeout(struct net_device *dev)
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&cp->lock, flags);
#ifdef BROKEN
static int cp_change_mtu(struct net_device *dev, int new_mtu)
struct cp_private *cp = netdev_priv(dev);
int rc;
unsigned long flags;
/* check for invalid MTU, according to hardware limits */
if (new_mtu < CP_MIN_MTU || new_mtu > CP_MAX_MTU)
......@@ -1244,22 +1241,12 @@ static int cp_change_mtu(struct net_device *dev, int new_mtu)
return 0;
spin_lock_irqsave(&cp->lock, flags);
cp_stop_hw(cp); /* stop h/w and free rings */
/* network IS up, close it, reset MTU, and come up again. */
dev->mtu = new_mtu;
cp_set_rxbufsize(cp); /* set new rx buf size */
rc = cp_init_rings(cp); /* realloc and restart h/w */
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&cp->lock, flags);
return rc;
return cp_open(dev);
#endif /* BROKEN */
static const char mii_2_8139_map[8] = {
......@@ -1835,9 +1822,7 @@ static const struct net_device_ops cp_netdev_ops = {
.ndo_start_xmit = cp_start_xmit,
.ndo_tx_timeout = cp_tx_timeout,
.ndo_set_features = cp_set_features,
#ifdef BROKEN
.ndo_change_mtu = cp_change_mtu,
.ndo_poll_controller = cp_poll_controller,
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