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Date:	Thu, 30 Jul 2009 15:26:00 -0700
From:	Jeff Kirsher <>
	Peter P Waskiewicz Jr <>,
	Jeff Kirsher <>
Subject: [net-2.6 PATCH 3/3] ixgbe: Fix RSC completion delay causing Rx
	interrupts to stop

From: Peter P Waskiewicz Jr <>

When a user disables interrupt throttling with ethtool on 82599 devices,
the interrupt timer may not be re-enabled if hardware RSC is running.  The
RSC completions in hardware don't complete before the next ITR event tries
to fire, so the ITR timer never gets re-armed.  This patch increases the
amount of time between interrupts when throttling is disabled (rx-usecs =
0) when the hardware RSC deature is enabled.

Signed-off-by: Peter P Waskiewicz Jr <>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Kirsher <>

 drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe.h         |    2 ++
 drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_ethtool.c |    5 ++++-
 2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe.h b/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe.h
index 1b12c7b..e11d83d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe.h
+++ b/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe.h
@@ -96,6 +96,8 @@
 #define IXGBE_TX_FLAGS_VLAN_PRIO_MASK   0x0000e000
+#define IXGBE_MAX_RSC_INT_RATE          162760
 /* wrapper around a pointer to a socket buffer,
  * so a DMA handle can be stored along with the buffer */
 struct ixgbe_tx_buffer {
diff --git a/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_ethtool.c b/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_ethtool.c
index 7ddb50c..79144e9 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_ethtool.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe_ethtool.c
@@ -1975,7 +1975,10 @@ static int ixgbe_set_coalesce(struct net_device *netdev,
 		 * any other value means disable eitr, which is best
 		 * served by setting the interrupt rate very high
-		adapter->eitr_param = IXGBE_MAX_INT_RATE;
+		if (adapter->flags2 & IXGBE_FLAG2_RSC_ENABLED)
+			adapter->eitr_param = IXGBE_MAX_RSC_INT_RATE;
+		else
+			adapter->eitr_param = IXGBE_MAX_INT_RATE;
 		adapter->itr_setting = 0;

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