lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Mon, 26 Oct 2009 07:54:38 +0000
From:	Jarek Poplawski <>
To:	Johannes Berg <>
Cc:	Tilman Schmidt <>,
	David Miller <>,,,,,,,,
	Michael Buesch <>,
	Oliver Hartkopp <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: Adjust softirq raising in __napi_schedule

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 08:44:14AM +0100, Johannes Berg wrote:
> 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.

But netif_rx has preemption disabled most of the time (by hardirqs
disabling). So maybe disabling preemption isn't the main reason here

Jarek P.
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

Powered by blists - more mailing lists