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Date:	Fri, 8 Jun 2007 22:37:35 +1000
From:	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
To:	jamal <hadi@...erus.ca>
Cc:	Sridhar Samudrala <sri@...ibm.com>,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, auke-jan.h.kok@...el.com,
	jeff@...zik.org, kaber@...sh.net, peter.p.waskiewicz.jr@...el.com,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, jesse.brandeburg@...el.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] NET: Multiqueue network device support.

On Fri, Jun 08, 2007 at 07:34:57AM -0400, jamal wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-08-06 at 20:39 +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> 
> > It would guard against the poll routine which would acquire this lock
> > when cleaning the TX ring.
> 
> Ok, then i suppose we can conclude it is a bug on e1000 (holds tx_lock
> on tx side and adapter queue lock on rx). Adding that lock will
> certainly bring down the performance numbers on a send/recv profile.
> The bizare thing is things run just fine even under the heavy tx/rx
> traffic i was testing under. I guess i didnt hit hard enough.

Hmm I wasn't describing how it works now.  I'm talking about how it
would work if we removed LLTX and replaced the private tx_lock with
netif_tx_lock.

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