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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] net: macb: fix the RX queue reset in macb_rx()
Hi David,

Le 28/11/2016 à 02:25, David Miller a écrit :
> From: Cyrille Pitchen <>
> Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:49:32 +0100
>> On macb only (not gem), when a RX queue corruption was detected from
>> macb_rx(), the RX queue was reset: during this process the RX ring
>> buffer descriptor was initialized by macb_init_rx_ring() but we forgot
>> to also set bp->rx_tail to 0.
>> Indeed, when processing the received frames, bp->rx_tail provides the
>> macb driver with the index in the RX ring buffer of the next buffer to
>> process. So when the whole ring buffer is reset we must also reset
>> bp->rx_tail so the driver is synchronized again with the hardware.
>> Since macb_init_rx_ring() is called from many locations, currently from
>> macb_rx() and macb_init_rings(), we'd rather add the "bp->rx_tail = 0;"
>> line inside macb_init_rx_ring() than add the very same line after each
>> call of this function.
>> Without this fix, the rx queue is not reset properly to recover from
>> queue corruption and connection drop may occur.
>> Signed-off-by: Cyrille Pitchen <>
>> Fixes: 9ba723b081a2 ("net: macb: remove BUG_ON() and reset the queue to handle RX errors")
> This doesn't apply cleanly to the 'net' tree, where
> RX_RING_SIZE is used instead of bp->rx_ring_size. It seems
> you generated this against net-next, however you didn't say
> that either in your Subject line nor the commit message.
> As a bug fix this should be targetted at 'net'.

Indeed, sorry. I've just sent a v2 based on net/master.

Best regards,


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