Patchwork lib8390: Fix locking in ei_poll (poll controller)

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Submitter Jarek Poplawski
Date Oct. 1, 2008, 6:58 a.m.
Message ID <20081001065824.GA11235@ff.dom.local>
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Permalink /patch/2160/
State Accepted
Delegated to: Jeff Garzik
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Jarek Poplawski - Oct. 1, 2008, 6:58 a.m.
lib8390: Fix locking in ei_poll (poll controller)

This lockdep warning:
  [ INFO: inconsistent lock state ]
  2.6.27-rc7 #3
  inconsistent {in-softirq-W} -> {softirq-on-W} usage.
  syslogd/2474 [HC0[0]:SC0[0]:HE1:SE1] takes:
   (_xmit_ETHER#2){-+..}, at: [<c0265562>] netpoll_send_skb+0x132/0x190

is caused by unconditional local_irq_disable()/local_irq_enable() in
disable_irq_lockdep()/enable_irq_lockdep() used by __ei_poll(). Since
netconsole/netpoll always calls dev->poll_controller() with local irqs
disabled, disable_irq()/enable_irq() instead is safe and enough (like
e.g. in 3c509 or 8139xx drivers).

Reported-and-tested-by: Bernard Pidoux F6BVP <>
Signed-off-by: Jarek Poplawski <>


 drivers/net/lib8390.c |    4 ++--
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/drivers/net/lib8390.c b/drivers/net/lib8390.c
index 00d59ab..f80dcc1 100644
--- a/drivers/net/lib8390.c
+++ b/drivers/net/lib8390.c
@@ -530,9 +530,9 @@  static irqreturn_t __ei_interrupt(int irq, void *dev_id)
 static void __ei_poll(struct net_device *dev)
-	disable_irq_lockdep(dev->irq);
+	disable_irq(dev->irq);
 	__ei_interrupt(dev->irq, dev);
-	enable_irq_lockdep(dev->irq);
+	enable_irq(dev->irq);