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net/hyperv: fix erroneous NETDEV_TX_BUSY use

A driver start_xmit() method cannot free skb and return NETDEV_TX_BUSY,
since caller is going to reuse freed skb.

This is mostly a revert of commit bf76937 (staging: hv: fix the return
status of netvsc_start_xmit())

In fact netif_tx_stop_queue() / netif_stop_queue() is needed before
returning NETDEV_TX_BUSY or you can trigger a ksoftirqd fatal loop.

In case of memory allocation error, only safe way is to drop the packet
and return NETDEV_TX_OK

Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <>
Cc: "K. Y. Srinivasan" <>
Cc: Haiyang Zhang <>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Reviewed-by: Haiyang Zhang <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
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1 parent 7bdd402 commit bb6d5e76fb4fba9aa36726db41404512f3286c0f Eric Dumazet committed with davem330 Mar 14, 2012
Showing with 2 additions and 2 deletions.
  1. +2 −2 drivers/net/hyperv/netvsc_drv.c
4 drivers/net/hyperv/netvsc_drv.c
@@ -166,7 +166,7 @@ static int netvsc_start_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *net)
- return NETDEV_TX_BUSY;
+ return NETDEV_TX_OK;
packet->extension = (void *)(unsigned long)packet +
@@ -226,7 +226,7 @@ static int netvsc_start_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *net)
- return ret ? NETDEV_TX_BUSY : NETDEV_TX_OK;
+ return NETDEV_TX_OK;

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