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Date:	Sat, 14 Apr 2012 17:10:51 +0200
From:	Bjarke Istrup Pedersen <gurligebis@...too.org>
To:	Francois Romieu <romieu@...zoreil.com>
Cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	Svenning Sørensen <sss@...omea.com>,
	Andreas Mohr <andi@...as.de>
Subject: Re: via-rhine: Problem with lost link after a while

14. apr. 2012 12.06 skrev Francois Romieu <romieu@...zoreil.com>:
> Bjarke Istrup Pedersen <gurligebis@...too.org> :
> [...]
>> I've been testing v3.4-rc2 with this patch applied for the past few
>> days, with alot of trafic across, both incoming and outgoing, with VPN
>> which is normally what can trigger problems, and it seems rock solid
>> :o)
>
> Thanks.
>
>> Do you need me to do any specific testing of this patch?
>
> See below.
>
> Changes of behavior should be reported for this patch over plain 3.4-rc2 or
> current 3.3-stable as both include Andreas's fix.
>
> Otherwise it can not be labelled it as a fix : it does not go into 3.4-rc
> nor 3.3-stable but proceeds through net-next where it will land into
> 3.5-rc then -stable.
>
> One can not exercize the Tx xmit vs napi Tx completion race part of the
> patch with a single core. Afaiui non-Soekris users are needed here.
>
> Even if you don't experience change of behavior over 3.4-rc or 3.3-stable,
> some longterm use of this driver would be welcome. It may end as an effort
> for 3.5-rc though.

Okay, I'll keep staying up to date with 3.4-rcX and report if anything breaks.
Going for v3.5-rc should be fine AFAICS :-)

/Bjarke

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