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Date:	Wed, 12 Sep 2007 07:53:24 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] [-MM, FIX V3] e1000e: incorporate napi_struct changes
 from net-2.6.24.git

From: Robert Olsson <>
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2007 09:53:49 +0200

>  Yes a correct observation. I've spotted this bug too and it caused by the 
>  policy change in the NAPI scheduling. Look at tx_cleaned. 
>  I suggest we revert this change for now.

The tx_cleaned logic change was not intentional, and
that's the bug that makes e1000 spin endlessly in NAPI.

The other part, the work_done < budget part, was intentional
so I'm going to keep it in there for now.  I've checked
in the patch below to deal with this.

I suspect the check "work_done == 0" is some shamans dance
to get slightly better performance, but it's 1) wrong and
2) at best needs to be explained in a comment and fully

>From e8cbb449155000eecc6e855ea71510fecfc7d5ee Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: David S. Miller <davem@...chee.(none)>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 16:50:32 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] [E1000]: Fix unintended NAPI breakout logic change.

The inversion of the !tx_cleaned test in e1000_clean()
was not intentional, we just wanted to change the
"work_done == 0" to "work_done < budget"

Noticed by Robert Olsson.

Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
 drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c b/drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c
index 7b0bcdb..58bb758 100644
--- a/drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c
@@ -3944,7 +3944,7 @@ e1000_clean(struct napi_struct *napi, int budget)
 	                  &work_done, budget);
 	/* If no Tx and not enough Rx work done, exit the polling mode */
-	if ((tx_cleaned && (work_done < budget)) ||
+	if ((!tx_cleaned && (work_done < budget)) ||
 	   !netif_running(poll_dev)) {
 		if (likely(adapter->itr_setting & 3))

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