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Date:	Thu, 21 Feb 2008 09:13:49 +0530
From:	Krishna Kumar2 <krkumar2@...ibm.com>
To:	Divy Le Ray <divy@...lsio.com>
Cc:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [git patches] net driver updates

Hi Divy,

> > Explain why, so I can include it in the changelog please...
>
> Hi Jeff,
>
> The first part of the patch removes the !netif_queue_stopped(dev).
> It opens the race discussed a while ago between Stephen hemminger and
> David Miller:
> http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=113383224512427&w=2

I feel this race cannot happen anymore. I think the fix for that race was
to introduce the
__LINK_STATE_QDISC_RUNNING bit thus eliminating any races between CPU's. If
one
CPU has called xmit, the other CPU will enqueue skbs (by holding the
queue_lock) and
exit from qdisc_run since it finds the bit set already.

Thanks,

- KK

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