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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next v2 1/3] wil6210: get rid of begin() and complete() ethtool_ops
On 1/5/20 10:39 PM, Michal Kubecek wrote:
> The wil6210 driver locks a mutex in begin() ethtool_ops callback and
> unlocks it in complete() so that all ethtool requests are serialized. This
> is not going to work correctly with netlink interface; e.g. when ioctl
> triggers a netlink notification, netlink code would call begin() again
> while the mutex taken by ioctl code is still held by the same task.
> Let's get rid of the begin() and complete() callbacks and move the mutex
> locking into the remaining ethtool_ops handlers except get_drvinfo which
> only copies strings that are not changing so that there is no need for
> serialization.
> Signed-off-by: Michal Kubecek <>

Reviewed-by: Florian Fainelli <>

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