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Date:	Sat, 28 Apr 2007 16:56:23 +0400
From:	Sergei Shtylyov <>
To:	Matt Mackall <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH repost] netpoll: trapping fix/cleanup


Matt Mackall wrote:

>>CONFIG_NETPOLL_TRAP causes the TX queue controls to be completely bypassed in
>>the netpoll's "trapped" mode which easily causes overflows in the drivers with
>>short TX queues (most notably, in 8139too with its 4-deep queue).
>>Make this option more sensible by only bypassing TX softirq wakeup and remove
>>CONFIG_NETPOLL_RX option completely since there is *no* code depending on it.
> You've got two unrelated patches here, so that's an automatic NAK.

   Come on, killing a long ago no-op option doesn't worth the sepearte patch. :-)

> I suppose we can kill the config option.

   I've even posted the refs to the commits introducing and killing the #ifdef's.

> What did you test the NETPOLL_TRAP test with?

   KGDBoE (and maybe also netconsole -- don't remember already).

WBR, Sergei
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