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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH net-next v4] Don't destroy the netdev until the vif is shut down

On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 05:46:08PM +0100, Paul Durrant wrote:
> Without this patch, if a frontend cycles through states Closing
> and Closed (which Windows frontends need to do) then the netdev
> will be destroyed and requires re-invocation of hotplug scripts
> to restore state before the frontend can move to Connected. Thus
> when udev is not in use the backend gets stuck in InitWait.
> With this patch, the netdev is left alone whilst the backend is
> still online and is only de-registered and freed just prior to
> destroying the vif (which is also nicely symmetrical with the
> netdev allocation and registration being done during probe) so
> no re-invocation of hotplug scripts is required.
> Signed-off-by: Paul Durrant <paul.durrant@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: David Vrabel <david.vrabel@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx>


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