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Date:	Mon, 26 Oct 2009 08:44:14 +0100
From:	Johannes Berg <>
To:	Jarek Poplawski <>
Cc:	Tilman Schmidt <>,
	David Miller <>,,,,,,,,
	Michael Buesch <>,
	Oliver Hartkopp <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: Adjust softirq raising in __napi_schedule

On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 07:41 +0000, Jarek Poplawski wrote:

> > netif_rx_ni() disables preemption.
> You wrote earlier:
> > [...] the networking layer needs to have
> > packets handed to it with softirqs disabled.
> How disabling preemption can fix something which needs softirqs
> disabled? Could you be more precise?

No, I wrote that I didn't know. I suppose now that I looked at it I do
know, and only disabling preemption is required.


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