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Date:	Fri, 8 Jun 2007 11:02:54 +0530
From:	Krishna Kumar2 <krkumar2@...ibm.com>
To:	Sridhar Samudrala <sri@...ibm.com>
Cc:	auke-jan.h.kok@...el.com, David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	hadi@...erus.ca, jeff@...zik.org, jesse.brandeburg@...el.com,
	kaber@...sh.net, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	peter.p.waskiewicz.jr@...el.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] NET: Multiqueue network device support.

> If the QDISC_RUNNING flag guarantees that only one CPU can call
> dev->hard_start_xmit(), then why do we need to hold netif_tx_lock
> for non-LLTX drivers?

I thought the correct use is to get this lock on clean_tx side which
can get called on a different cpu on rx (which also cleans up slots
for skbs that have finished xmit). Both TX and clean_tx uses the
same tx_ring's head/tail ptrs and should be exclusive. But I don't
find clean tx using this lock in the code, so I am confused :-)

- KK

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