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-rw-r--r--net/core/link_watch.c7
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/net/core/link_watch.c b/net/core/link_watch.c
index bf8f7af699d..1e401e12dc7 100644
--- a/net/core/link_watch.c
+++ b/net/core/link_watch.c
@@ -178,7 +178,6 @@ static void __linkwatch_run_queue(int urgent_only)
*/
clear_bit(__LINK_STATE_LINKWATCH_PENDING, &dev->state);
- rfc2863_policy(dev);
if (dev->flags & IFF_UP) {
if (netif_carrier_ok(dev))
dev_activate(dev);
@@ -215,6 +214,12 @@ void linkwatch_fire_event(struct net_device *dev)
{
bool urgent = linkwatch_urgent_event(dev);
+ rfc2863_policy(dev);
+
+ /* Some drivers call netif_carrier_off early */
+ if (dev->reg_state == NETREG_UNINITIALIZED)
+ return;
+
if (!test_and_set_bit(__LINK_STATE_LINKWATCH_PENDING, &dev->state)) {
dev_hold(dev);