linux-next: ibmveth runtime errors

Michał Mirosław mirq-linux at
Wed Apr 27 20:36:22 EST 2011

On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 02:49:01PM +1000, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> For the last couple of days, linux-next booting on a few of our Power
> partitions (but not all) have produced this error (over and over):
> ibmveth 3000000b: eth0: tx: h_send_logical_lan failed with rc=-4
> Linus' tree seems to boot fine on these partitions.  The only commit
> directly affecting ibmveth in linux-next is b9367bf3ee6d ("net: ibmveth:
> convert to hw_features") which first appeared in next-20110421 which is
> also the first one that failed.

Please test the following patch. It's just a blind guess, as this error
is not descriptive.

Best Regards,
Michał Mirosław


net: ibmveth: force reconfiguring checksum settings on startup

Commit b9367bf3ee6d ("net: ibmveth: convert to hw_features") accidentally
removed call to ibmveth_set_csum_offload() in ibmveth_probe(). Put the
call back where it was, but with additional error checking provided
by ibmveth_set_features().

Signed-off-by: Michał Mirosław <mirq-linux at>
Reported-by: Stephen Rothwell <sfr at>

 drivers/net/ibmveth.c |    2 ++
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ibmveth.c b/drivers/net/ibmveth.c
index 4855f1f..0d1fea2 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ibmveth.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ibmveth.c
@@ -1397,6 +1397,8 @@ static int __devinit ibmveth_probe(struct vio_dev *dev,
 	netdev_dbg(netdev, "registering netdev...\n");
+	ibmveth_set_features(dev, dev->features);
 	rc = register_netdev(netdev);
 	if (rc) {

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