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Date:	Wed, 20 Jun 2007 01:06:41 +0200
From:	Francois Romieu <>
To:	David Gundersen <>
Cc:, Benjamin LaHaise <>
Subject: Re: r8169 tx problem (1s pause with ping)

Francois Romieu <> :
> A pesky fever apart, I should be able to come with a patch before
> the week end.

(oops, late again)

You can try the hack below as a temporary fix.

It makes things way better on top of 2.6.22-rc5 + current r8169 patchkit at

It applies against 2.6.22-rc5 too.

I should come with something else soon.

diff --git a/drivers/net/r8169.c b/drivers/net/r8169.c
index 8f3e0da..8c0851f 100644
--- a/drivers/net/r8169.c
+++ b/drivers/net/r8169.c
@@ -2682,6 +2688,8 @@ static void rtl8169_tx_interrupt(struct net_device *dev,
 		    (TX_BUFFS_AVAIL(tp) >= MAX_SKB_FRAGS)) {
+		if (tp->dirty_tx != tp->cur_rx)
+			RTL_W8(TxPoll, NPQ);

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