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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Unmatched decrementing of net device reference count

On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 11:40:24PM +1100, Herbert Xu wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 11:03:50AM +0000, Keir Fraser wrote:
> > On 21/12/06 08:49, "Herbert Xu" <herbert.xu@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> > > Thanks for the explanation.  I understand the problem now.  However,
> > > I think your patch isn't adequate because the closing of the backend
> > > no longer shuts down the transmitter in the frontend.
> > 
> > Changeset 13100:e99ba0c6c is what I checked in to fix this issue. I think it
> > goes far enough, but please do take a look and check.
> Yes it's OK for now because the frontend doesn't hold any resources
> from the backend.  So even if the frontend tries to xmit after the
> backend starts closing, it won't cause any problems.
It indeed looks sane, and passes my tests.


Glauber de Oliveira Costa
Red Hat Inc.
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