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Date:	Mon, 17 Dec 2007 12:18:43 -0800
From:	Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	joonwpark81@...il.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org, jgarzik@...ox.com,
	baum@...utinetworks.net, andy@...yhouse.net
Subject: Re: [RFT] tehuti: napi fix

On Sun, 16 Dec 2007 13:38:33 -0800 (PST)
David Miller <davem@...emloft.net> wrote:

> From: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@...ux-foundation.org>
> Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 13:58:52 -0800
> 
> > This should fix the tehuti napi fence post problems by getting
> > rid of priv->napi_stop, and setting weight to 32 (like other 10G).
> > 
> > Also, used the wierd entry/exit macro's like rest of driver.
> 
> It fixes the fench-post problem, but like the comments you
> removed explain:
> 
> > -		/* from time to time we exit to let NAPI layer release
> > -		 * device lock and allow waiting tasks (eg rmmod) to advance) */
> > -		priv->napi_stop = 0;
> > -
> 
> We now hang on rmmod during constant packet load.
> 
> This change just trades one bug for another, we have to
> get the device close issue sorted out before we can go
> around removing these things.

Well the napi_stop had the same effect as having a smaller weight
value, so my patch just shrunk the weight. That causes the device
to exit NAPI (and should solve the rmmod problem).


-- 
Stephen Hemminger <stephen.hemminger@...tta.com>
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