Patchwork [V1,net,1/2] net: ena: fix race between link up and device initalization

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Date Feb. 11, 2019, 5:17 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/723167/
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Comments - Feb. 11, 2019, 5:17 p.m.
From: Arthur Kiyanovski <>

Fix race condition between ena_update_on_link_change() and

This race can occur if link notification arrives while the driver
is performing a reset sequence. In this case link can be set up,
enabling the device, before it is fully restored. If packets are
sent at this time, the driver might access uninitialized data
structures, causing kernel crash.

Move the clearing of ENA_FLAG_ONGOING_RESET and netif_carrier_on()
after ena_up() to ensure the device is ready when link is set up.

Fixes: d18e4f683445 ("net: ena: fix race condition between device reset and link up setup")
Signed-off-by: Arthur Kiyanovski <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/amazon/ena/ena_netdev.c | 10 +++++-----
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)


diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/amazon/ena/ena_netdev.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/amazon/ena/ena_netdev.c
index a70bb1bb90e7..a6eacf2099c3 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/amazon/ena/ena_netdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/amazon/ena/ena_netdev.c
@@ -2663,11 +2663,6 @@  static int ena_restore_device(struct ena_adapter *adapter)
 		goto err_device_destroy;
-	clear_bit(ENA_FLAG_ONGOING_RESET, &adapter->flags);
-	/* Make sure we don't have a race with AENQ Links state handler */
-	if (test_bit(ENA_FLAG_LINK_UP, &adapter->flags))
-		netif_carrier_on(adapter->netdev);
 	rc = ena_enable_msix_and_set_admin_interrupts(adapter,
 	if (rc) {
@@ -2684,6 +2679,11 @@  static int ena_restore_device(struct ena_adapter *adapter)
 	set_bit(ENA_FLAG_DEVICE_RUNNING, &adapter->flags);
+	clear_bit(ENA_FLAG_ONGOING_RESET, &adapter->flags);
+	if (test_bit(ENA_FLAG_LINK_UP, &adapter->flags))
+		netif_carrier_on(adapter->netdev);
 	mod_timer(&adapter->timer_service, round_jiffies(jiffies + HZ));
 		"Device reset completed successfully, Driver info: %s\n",