Bisect'ed BUG in VLAN promisc mode (6c78dcbd47)

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Jesper Dangaard Brouer Oct. 2, 2008, 4:38 p.m.
Here is a quick fix for the bug...
Patrick promised he would do a more clean fix later ;-)

commit 356d09baea53abb7f6a6aabf2264ba104cdb9b5b
Author: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <>
Date:   Thu Oct 2 12:24:19 2008 +0200

     Quick fix from Patrick to solve the VLAN promisc mode bug.

      Bisect'ed BUG in VLAN promisc mode

      All other VLAN interfaces stop working, if a vlan is taken down
      (ifconfig eth1.1025 down) _while_ there is a tcpdump running on that

      The problem is a result of promisc mode being removed on the
      real-device (eth1), when the vlan interface is taken down.  This
      should not happen as other vlan devices exists that still need
      promisc mode on the real-device (eth1).

      Need promisc mode because VLAN devices uses another ether address.

     Signed-off-by: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <>

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diff --git a/net/8021q/vlan_dev.c b/net/8021q/vlan_dev.c
index 4bf014e..a79daee 100644
--- a/net/8021q/vlan_dev.c
+++ b/net/8021q/vlan_dev.c
@@ -551,6 +551,8 @@  static void vlan_dev_change_rx_flags(struct net_device *dev, int change)
  	struct net_device *real_dev = vlan_dev_info(dev)->real_dev;

+	if (!netif_running(dev))
+		return;
  	if (change & IFF_ALLMULTI)
  		dev_set_allmulti(real_dev, dev->flags & IFF_ALLMULTI ? 1 : -1);
  	if (change & IFF_PROMISC)