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authorBoaz Harrosh <bharrosh@panasas.com>2010-09-29 08:34:27 +0000
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2010-09-29 19:30:11 -0700
commit9337057d4335053dc14934a60d9c3e8fe4e32039 (patch)
parent68c1f3a96c32a4fe15ebadae45c8145a5e5a66d2 (diff)
um: Proper Fix for f25c80a4: remove duplicate structure field initialization
uml_net_set_mac() was broken and luckily it was never used, before. What it was trying to do is spin_lock before memcopy the mac address. Linus attempted to fix it in assumption that someone decided the lock was needed. But since it was never ever used at all, and was just dead code, I think we can assume that it is not needed, after all. On the other hand patch [f25c80a4] was trying to use eth_mac_addr() in eth_configure(), *which was the real fallout*. Because of state checks done inside eth_mac_addr() the address was never set. I have not reintroduced the memcpy wrapper, but I've put a comment for future cats. The code now is back to exactly as it was before [f25c80a4]. With the cleanup applied. If the spin_lock is indeed needed then a contender should supply a test case that fails, then fix it with the proper locking, as a separate unrelated patch. CC: Julia Lawall <julia@diku.dk> CC: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net> CC: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> CC: Al Viro <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk> Tested-by: Boaz Harrosh <bharrosh@panasas.com> Signed-off-by: Boaz Harrosh <bharrosh@panasas.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 14 deletions
diff --git a/arch/um/drivers/net_kern.c b/arch/um/drivers/net_kern.c
index 2ab233ba32c1..47d0c37897d5 100644
--- a/arch/um/drivers/net_kern.c
+++ b/arch/um/drivers/net_kern.c
@@ -255,18 +255,6 @@ static void uml_net_tx_timeout(struct net_device *dev)
-static int uml_net_set_mac(struct net_device *dev, void *addr)
- struct uml_net_private *lp = netdev_priv(dev);
- struct sockaddr *hwaddr = addr;
- spin_lock_irq(&lp->lock);
- eth_mac_addr(dev, hwaddr->sa_data);
- spin_unlock_irq(&lp->lock);
- return 0;
static int uml_net_change_mtu(struct net_device *dev, int new_mtu)
dev->mtu = new_mtu;
@@ -373,7 +361,7 @@ static const struct net_device_ops uml_netdev_ops = {
.ndo_start_xmit = uml_net_start_xmit,
.ndo_set_multicast_list = uml_net_set_multicast_list,
.ndo_tx_timeout = uml_net_tx_timeout,
- .ndo_set_mac_address = uml_net_set_mac,
+ .ndo_set_mac_address = eth_mac_addr,
.ndo_change_mtu = uml_net_change_mtu,
.ndo_validate_addr = eth_validate_addr,
@@ -472,7 +460,8 @@ static void eth_configure(int n, void *init, char *mac,
((*transport->user->init)(&lp->user, dev) != 0))
goto out_unregister;
- eth_mac_addr(dev, device->mac);
+ /* don't use eth_mac_addr, it will not work here */
+ memcpy(dev->dev_addr, device->mac, ETH_ALEN);
dev->mtu = transport->user->mtu;
dev->netdev_ops = &uml_netdev_ops;
dev->ethtool_ops = &uml_net_ethtool_ops;

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