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Date:	Tue, 22 May 2007 18:40:59 -0500
From:	linas@...tin.ibm.com (Linas Vepstas)
To:	Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@...ox.com>, Andrew Morton <akpm@...l.org>
Cc:	cbe-oss-dev@...abs.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linuxppc-dev@...abs.org, Florin Malita <fmalita@...il.com>
Subject: [PATCH 6/10] spidernet: Don't terminate the RX ring


There is no real reason to terminate the RX ring; it
doesn't make the operation any smooother, and it does
require an extra sync. So don't do it.

Signed-off-by: Linas Vepstas <linas@...tin.ibm.com>

----
 drivers/net/spider_net.c |   18 +++++++++---------
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

Index: netdev-2.6/drivers/net/spider_net.c
===================================================================
--- netdev-2.6.orig/drivers/net/spider_net.c	2007-05-22 18:03:34.000000000 -0500
+++ netdev-2.6/drivers/net/spider_net.c	2007-05-22 18:03:35.000000000 -0500
@@ -462,13 +462,9 @@ spider_net_prepare_rx_descr(struct spide
 		hwdescr->dmac_cmd_status = SPIDER_NET_DESCR_NOT_IN_USE;
 	} else {
 		hwdescr->buf_addr = buf;
-		hwdescr->next_descr_addr = 0;
 		wmb();
 		hwdescr->dmac_cmd_status = SPIDER_NET_DESCR_CARDOWNED |
 					 SPIDER_NET_DMAC_NOINTR_COMPLETE;
-
-		wmb();
-		descr->prev->hwdescr->next_descr_addr = descr->bus_addr;
 	}
 
 	return 0;
@@ -557,12 +553,16 @@ spider_net_refill_rx_chain(struct spider
 static int
 spider_net_alloc_rx_skbs(struct spider_net_card *card)
 {
-	int result;
-	struct spider_net_descr_chain *chain;
+	struct spider_net_descr_chain *chain = &card->rx_chain;
+	struct spider_net_descr *start= chain->tail;
+	struct spider_net_descr *descr = start;
 
-	result = -ENOMEM;
+	/* Link up the hardware chain pointers */
+	do {
+		descr->prev->hwdescr->next_descr_addr = descr->bus_addr;
+		descr = descr->next;
+	} while (descr != start);
 
-	chain = &card->rx_chain;
 	/* Put at least one buffer into the chain. if this fails,
 	 * we've got a problem. If not, spider_net_refill_rx_chain
 	 * will do the rest at the end of this function. */
@@ -579,7 +579,7 @@ spider_net_alloc_rx_skbs(struct spider_n
 
 error:
 	spider_net_free_rx_chain_contents(card);
-	return result;
+	return -ENOMEM;
 }
 
 /**
-
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