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Date:	Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:49:12 -0700
From:	"Philip A. Prindeville" <philipp_subx@...fish-solutions.com>
To:	Karl Hiramoto <karl@...amoto.org>
CC:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-atm-general@...ts.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Linux-ATM-General] [PATCH] atm/br2684: netif_stop_queue() when
 atm	device busy and netif_wake_queue() when we can send packets again.

I had noticed that with my Solos card, and using Qwest 7062/896kb/s
service that I was typically only getting ~400kb/s upstream, so I
thought that delayed transmitter restarts might be the culprit and
decided to try out this patch.

I'm running 2.6.27.26, and I modified the patch as below.

Has anyone confirmed this patch (Karl's) against 2.6.27?

Thanks,

-Philip


Karl Hiramoto wrote:
> This patch removes the call to dev_kfree_skb() when the atm device is busy.
> Calling dev_kfree_skb() causes heavy packet loss then the device is under
> heavy load, the more correct behavior should be to stop the upper layers,
> then when the lower device can queue packets again wake the upper layers.
>
> Signed-off-by: Karl Hiramoto <karl@...amoto.org>
> ---
>  net/atm/br2684.c |   37 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------
>  1 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/net/atm/br2684.c b/net/atm/br2684.c
> index 2912665..5c42225 100644
> --- a/net/atm/br2684.c
> +++ b/net/atm/br2684.c
> @@ -69,7 +69,7 @@ struct br2684_vcc {
>  	struct net_device *device;
>  	/* keep old push, pop functions for chaining */
>  	void (*old_push) (struct atm_vcc * vcc, struct sk_buff * skb);
> -	/* void (*old_pop)(struct atm_vcc *vcc, struct sk_buff *skb); */
> +	void (*old_pop)(struct atm_vcc *vcc, struct sk_buff *skb);
>  	enum br2684_encaps encaps;
>  	struct list_head brvccs;
>  #ifdef CONFIG_ATM_BR2684_IPFILTER
> @@ -142,6 +142,22 @@ static struct net_device *br2684_find_dev(const struct br2684_if_spec *s)
>  	return NULL;
>  }
>  
> +/* chained vcc->pop function.  Check if we should wake the netif_queue */
> +static void br2684_pop(struct atm_vcc *vcc, struct sk_buff *skb)
> +{
> +	struct br2684_vcc *brvcc = BR2684_VCC(vcc);
> +	struct net_device *net_dev = skb->dev;
> +
> +	pr_debug("br2684_pop(vcc %p ; net_dev %p )\n", vcc, net_dev);
> +	brvcc->old_pop(vcc, skb);
> +
> +	if (!net_dev)
> +		return;
> +
> +	if (atm_may_send(vcc, 0))
> +		netif_wake_queue(net_dev);
> +
> +}
>  /*
>   * Send a packet out a particular vcc.  Not to useful right now, but paves
>   * the way for multiple vcc's per itf.  Returns true if we can send,
> @@ -200,20 +216,19 @@ static int br2684_xmit_vcc(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev,
>  
>  	ATM_SKB(skb)->vcc = atmvcc = brvcc->atmvcc;
>  	pr_debug("atm_skb(%p)->vcc(%p)->dev(%p)\n", skb, atmvcc, atmvcc->dev);
> -	if (!atm_may_send(atmvcc, skb->truesize)) {
> -		/*
> -		 * We free this here for now, because we cannot know in a higher
> -		 * layer whether the skb pointer it supplied wasn't freed yet.
> -		 * Now, it always is.
> -		 */
> -		dev_kfree_skb(skb);
> -		return 0;
> -	}
>  	atomic_add(skb->truesize, &sk_atm(atmvcc)->sk_wmem_alloc);
>  	ATM_SKB(skb)->atm_options = atmvcc->atm_options;
>  	dev->stats.tx_packets++;
>  	dev->stats.tx_bytes += skb->len;
>  	atmvcc->send(atmvcc, skb);
> +
> +	if (!atm_may_send(atmvcc, 0)) {
> +		netif_stop_queue(brvcc->device);
> +		/*check for race with br2684_pop*/
> +		if (atm_may_send(atmvcc, 0))
> +			netif_start_queue(brvcc->device);
> +	}
> +
>  	return 1;
>  }
>  
> @@ -503,8 +518,10 @@ static int br2684_regvcc(struct atm_vcc *atmvcc, void __user * arg)
>  	atmvcc->user_back = brvcc;
>  	brvcc->encaps = (enum br2684_encaps)be.encaps;
>  	brvcc->old_push = atmvcc->push;
> +	brvcc->old_pop = atmvcc->pop;
>  	barrier();
>  	atmvcc->push = br2684_push;
> +	atmvcc->pop = br2684_pop;
>  
>  	__skb_queue_head_init(&queue);
>  	rq = &sk_atm(atmvcc)->sk_receive_queue;
>   


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