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Date:	Wed, 2 Oct 2013 08:17:01 -0400
From:	Jason Cooper <>
To:	Sebastian Hesselbarth <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,
	Lennert Buytenhek <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] net: mv643xx_eth: update statistics timer from
 timer context only

On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 12:57:20PM +0200, Sebastian Hesselbarth wrote:
> Each port driver installs a periodic timer to update port statistics
> by calling mib_counters_update. As mib_counters_update is also called
> from non-timer context, we should not reschedule the timer there but
> rather move it to timer-only context.
> Signed-off-by: Sebastian Hesselbarth <>
> ---
> Cc: David Miller <>
> Cc: Lennert Buytenhek <>
> Cc: Jason Cooper <>
> Cc:
> Cc:
> Cc:
> ---
>  drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/mv643xx_eth.c |    4 +---
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-)

Acked-by: Jason Cooper <>

Introduced by:

  4ff3495a mv643xx_eth: enforce frequent hardware statistics polling

which goes all the way back to v2.6.28


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