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Date:	Thu, 07 Jun 2007 08:29:40 -0400
From:	jamal <hadi@...erus.ca>
To:	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>
Cc:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, kaber@...sh.net,
	peter.p.waskiewicz.jr@...el.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	auke-jan.h.kok@...el.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] NET: Multiqueue network device support.

On Wed, 2007-06-06 at 20:47 -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> 1) you need (a) well-designed hardware _and_ (b) a smart driver writer
> to avoid bottlenecking on internal driver locks.  As you can see we have
> both (a) and (b) for tg3 ;-)  

How about the following patch which fixes #b for e1000 ;->
I think the e1000s challenges are related to the gazillion variations of
boards they support and a little challenge of too many intel cooks.

Auke, why do you need the tx ring lock?

cheers,
jamal

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