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Date:	Wed, 25 Jul 2007 15:09:55 +1000
From:	Rusty Russell <rusty@...tcorp.com.au>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, shemminger@...ux-foundation.org,
	jgarzik@...ox.com, hadi@...erus.ca
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFX]: napi_struct V3

On Tue, 2007-07-24 at 21:29 -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: Rusty Russell <rusty@...tcorp.com.au>
> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 12:33:14 +1000
> 
> > Maybe by adding YA state bit?  Hold on, this might get ugly...
> > 
> > Say netif_rx_schedule_prep() sets the MORE_TODO bit (atomically instead
> > of setting __LINK_STATE_RX_SCHED) if it's going to fail, and
> > netif_rx_complete() returns 0 if it was set, or 1 if it's OK.  Now
> > callers do:
> > 
> > 	reenable_interrupts();
> >         if (rx_pending() || !netif_rx_complete(netdev, napi))
> >                 disable_interrupts();
> 
> This is an interesting idea, and would work, but the extra atomics
> for something that 2 or 3 drivers actually need.... unless I
> misunderstand your suggestion?

Well, netif_rx_schedule_prep() becomes a cmpxchg instead of a
test_and_set_bit:

	/* We either set MORE_TODO or RX_SCHED. */
	unsigned long state;

again:
	state = napi->state;
	if (!(state & __LINK_STATE_RX_SCHED)) {
		if (cmpxchg(&napi->state, state, state|__LINK_STATE_RX_SCHED) == state)
			return 1;
	} else {
		if (cmpxchg(&napi->state, state, state|__LINK_STATE_MORE_TODO) == state)
			return 0;
	}
	goto again;

netif_rx_complete would need something more complex... hmm... 

	unsigned long state;
again:
	state = napi->state;

	if (state & __LINK_STATE_MORE_TODO)
		return 0;

	list_del(&napi->poll_list);
	if (cmpxchg(&napi->state, state, state & ~__LINK_STATE_RX_SCHED) == state)
		return 1;
	list_add_tail(napi->poll_list, &__get_cpu_var(softnet_data).poll_list);
	goto again;

Not pretty 8(

Rusty.


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