On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 4:34 PM, Cong Wang <xiyou.wangc...@gmail.com> wrote:
> (Cc'ing Wei whose commit was blamed)
> On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 2:15 PM, John Stultz <john.stu...@linaro.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 2:05 PM, John Stultz <john.stu...@linaro.org> wrote:
>>> So, with recent testing with my HiKey board, I've been noticing some
>>> quirky behavior with my USB eth adapter.
>>> Basically, pluging the usb eth adapter in and then removing it, when
>>> plugging it back in I often find that its not detected, and the system
>>> slowly spits out the following message over and over:
>>>   unregister_netdevice: waiting for eth0 to become free. Usage count = 1
>> The other bit is that after this starts printing, the board will no
>> longer reboot (it hangs continuing to occasionally print the above
>> message), and I have to manually reset the device.
> So this warning is not temporarily shown but lasts until a reboot,
> right? If so it is a dst refcnt leak.

Correct, once I get into the state it lasts until a reboot.

> How reproducible is it for you? From my reading, it seems always
> reproduced when you unplug and plug your usb eth interface?
> Is there anything else involved? For example, network namespace.

So with 4.13-rc3/4 I seem to trigger it easily, often with the first
unplug of the USB eth adapter.

But as I get back closer to 4.12, it seemingly becomes harder to
trigger, but sometimes still happens.

So far, I've not been able to trigger it with 4.12.

I don't think network namespaces are involved?  Though its out of my
area, so AOSP may be using them these days.  Is there a simple way to

I'll also do another bisection to see if the bad point moves back any further.


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