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Date:	Thu, 27 Sep 2007 01:48:00 -0600
From:	ebiederm@...ssion.com (Eric W. Biederman)
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, containers@...ts.osdl.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/4] net: Dynamically allocate the per cpu counters for the loopback device.

David Miller <davem@...emloft.net> writes:

> From: ebiederm@...ssion.com (Eric W. Biederman)
> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 17:53:40 -0600
>
>> 
>> This patch add support for dynamically allocating the statistics counters
>> for the loopback device and adds appropriate device methods for allocating
>> and freeing the loopback device.
>> 
>> This completes support for creating multiple instances of the loopback
>> device,  in preparation for creating per network namespace instances.
>> 
>> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@...ssion.com>
>
> Applied to net-2.6.24, thanks.
>
>> @@ -155,7 +154,8 @@ static int loopback_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb, struct
> net_device *dev)
>>  	dev->last_rx = jiffies;
>>  
>>  	/* it's OK to use __get_cpu_var() because BHs are off */
>> -	lb_stats = &__get_cpu_var(pcpu_lstats);
>> +	pcpu_lstats = netdev_priv(dev);
>> +	lb_stats = per_cpu_ptr(pcpu_lstats, smp_processor_id());
>>  	lb_stats->bytes += skb->len;
>>  	lb_stats->packets++;
>>  
>
> I'm going to add a followon change that gets rid of that
> comment about __get_cpu_var() since it is no longer
> relevant.

Good point.

I'm not doing get_cpu/put_cpu so does the comment make sense
in relationship to per_cpu_ptr?

Eric

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