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Date:	Fri, 27 Apr 2007 14:57:16 -0400
From:	lsorense@...lub.uwaterloo.ca (Lennart Sorensen)
To:	Ayaz Abdulla <aabdulla@...dia.com>
Cc:	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>, akpm@...ux-foundation.org,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, mingo@...e.hu
Subject: Re: [patch 09/11] forcedeth: improve NAPI logic

On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 10:53:04AM -0400, Ayaz Abdulla wrote:
> Ok. In that case, the patch needs to be improved.
> 
> The following needs to be done when NAPI is enabled:
> - remove the tx handling within the ISRs
> - mask off the tx interrupts within the ISRs that handle tx processing
> - re-enable tx interrupts within the NAPI handler
> - add tx handling within the NAPI handler (this patch covers it)

I thought a number of drivers handled tx from napi while receives were
happening, but went to plain interrupts if no receives were happening.
Maybe I misread the code (I have mainly dealt with pcnet32 so far).
Certainly for gigabit I would think napi all the time would be much more
efficient.

--
Len Sorensen
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