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Date:	Thu, 21 Jun 2007 16:27:10 -0700
From:	"Waskiewicz Jr, Peter P" <peter.p.waskiewicz.jr@...el.com>
To:	"Patrick McHardy" <kaber@...sh.net>
Cc:	<davem@...emloft.net>, <netdev@...r.kernel.org>, <jeff@...zik.org>,
	"Kok, Auke-jan H" <auke-jan.h.kok@...el.com>, <hadi@...erus.ca>
Subject: RE: [PATCH] NET: Multiple queue hardware support

> PJ Waskiewicz wrote:
> > I did not modify other users of netif_queue_stopped() in 
> > net/core/netpoll.c, net/core/dev.c, or net/core/pktgen.c, since no 
> > classification occurs for the skb being sent to the device.  
> > Therefore, packets should always be ending up in queue 0, 
> so there's no need to check the subqueue status either.
> >   
> 
> Thats not correct. Subqueue 0 may be full and the queue still running.
> 
> I'll look over the patches later.

I'm working something up to address this.  The last time I thought about
this, I had issues with software devices, such as loopback.  They
weren't allocating any subqueues at all, so they would call
netif_subqueue_stopped() and panic the kernel.  However, now with Dave's
request to index egress_subqueue, the first queue is allocated for
everyone, so loopback and other software devices should be happy.  Let
me put these checks back in, test it out, and resend if I don't see any
issues.

Sorry for the thrash,
-PJ Waskiewicz
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