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Date:	Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:31:12 +0200
From:	Hannes Frederic Sowa <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] Get rid of ndo_xmit_flush

On Mo, 2014-08-25 at 16:34 -0700, David Miller wrote:
> Given Jesper's performance numbers, it's not the way to go.
> Instead, go with a signalling scheme via new boolean skb->xmit_more.
> This has several advantages:
> 1) Nearly trivial driver support, just protect the tail pointer
>    update with the skb->xmit_more check.

One thing one should keep in mind is, that there must be a skb available
to trigger the flush, maybe this will hurt us one day.

Thinking more about it should we go with a coccinelle script and
replace/extend ndo_start_xmit with an additional argument?

We can also add a new function pointer and call that instead of
ndo_start_xmit. I think only the callq *%rax hurts performance.


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