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Date:	Sat, 12 Sep 2009 18:51:44 +0200
From:	Michael Buesch <mb@...sch.de>
To:	Oliver Hartkopp <socketcan@...tkopp.net>
Cc:	Kalle Valo <kalle.valo@....fi>, linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, Johannes Berg <johannes@...solutions.net>,
	"John W. Linville" <linville@...driver.com>
Subject: Re: mac80211: NOHZ: local_softirq_pending 08

On Saturday 12 September 2009 18:41:12 Oliver Hartkopp wrote:
> Michael Buesch wrote:
> 
> >> As there are several users in the kernel do exact this test and call the
> >> appropriate netif_rx() function, i would suggest to create a static inline
> >> function:
> >>
> >> static inline int netif_rx_ti(struct sk_buff *skb)
> >> {
> >> 	if (in_interrupt())
> >> 		return netif_rx(skb);
> >> 	return netif_rx_ni(skb);
> >> }
> >>
> >> ('ti' for test in_interrupt())
> >>
> >> in include/linux/netdevice.h
> >>
> >> What do you think about that?
> > 
> > Yeah, I'm fine with that.
> > 
> 
> Hi Michael,
> 
> i cooked a patch that introduces netif_rx_ti() and fixes up the problems in
> mac80211 and the CAN subsystem.
> 
> Currently i'm pondering whether netif_rx_ti() is needed in all cases or if
> there are code sections that'll never be executed from irq-context.
> 
> In theses cases netif_rx_ni() should be prefered to netif_rx_ti() to prevent
> the obsolete check ...
> 
> Is there any of your changes that should better use netif_rx_ni() ?
> 
> Regards,
> Oliver
> 

Well, I'd say this check does not cost much at all.
If I were the net maintainer, I'd get rid of netif_rx_ni() _and_ netif_rx_ti() and
do the check internally in netif_rx().
But as I don't have to decide that, I just want the mac80211 issue fixed.

-- 
Greetings, Michael.
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