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LIN6-6996 : On p2020 board, sometimes, kernel will hang when do `ifconfig down` in init script

Created: Mar 25, 2014    Updated: Dec 3, 2018
Resolved Date: Apr 7, 2014
Previous ID: LIN5-18403
Found In Version: 6.0
Fix Version:
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 6
Component/s: BSP


Sometimes, customer met kernel will hang and not any output when booting.

After investigation, it always hang when run `ifconfig ethx down` command, in P2020's init script(rc.sysinit), it will ifconfig up and then ifconfig down to all ethx.

If we did not run `ifconfig ethx down`, and do it after system finish init, this issue will disppear.

I doubt it have relation with p2020's cpu errta eTSEC-A002, and we have integrate a fix on this issue(56c7e6539643d94a76a5836031916fd5367644f8), so send them a patch like:
diff --git a/drivers/net/gianfar.c b/drivers/net/gianfar.c
index 096d6f8..7477664 100644
--- a/drivers/net/gianfar.c
+++ b/drivers/net/gianfar.c
@@ -1132,6 +1132,10 @@ static void gfar_detect_errata(struct gfar_private *priv)
                        (pvr == 0x80861010 && (mod & 0xfff9) == 0x80c0))
                priv->errata |= GFAR_ERRATA_A002;
+       /* P2020*/
+       if (pvr == 0x80211051)
+               priv->errata |= GFAR_ERRATA_A002;


This issue will disppear.
Here need to check with you if this modification is acceptable


do not run `ifconfig ethx down` in rc.sysinit script, run it later instead will let this issue disappear.

Steps to Reproduce

Hard to reproduce on our side, it only can be met on customer side.

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