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Date:	Sat, 25 Sep 2010 08:06:37 +0200
From:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	romieu@...zoreil.com, sgruszka@...hat.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2 -next] r8169: allocate with GFP_KERNEL flag when
 able to sleep

Le vendredi 24 septembre 2010 à 22:37 -0700, David Miller a écrit :
> From: Francois Romieu <romieu@...zoreil.com>
> Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 00:24:34 +0200
> 
> > Stanislaw Gruszka <sgruszka@...hat.com> :
> >> Francois Romieu <romieu@...zoreil.com> wrote:
> > [...]
> >> Anyway atomic allocation should not be used in process context.
> > 
> > What do you mean ? tg3->open() does not seem to bother. It is not alone.
> 
> I think this is merely an indication that r8169 is more often
> used in systems that actually suspend/resume than tg3 is.  tg3
> ought to be doing this too for correctness, as should pretty much
> every network driver.
> 

Sure  but most people use MTU=1500, so tg3 works well.

Only r8169 allocates high order pages even with normal MTU

> Stanislaw's patches are very reasonable, especially if the problem
> is happening.
> 
> But yes a "Tested-by: " confirming the fix would really be
> appeciated before we apply this.
> --

Patch solves the suspend/resume, probably, but as soon as we receive
trafic, we can hit the allocation error anyway...



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