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Date:	Mon, 8 Sep 2014 15:26:13 -0700
From:	Pravin Shelar <>
To:	Li RongQing <>
Cc:	netdev <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH][net-next] openvswitch: change the data type of error
 status to atomic_long_t

On Sun, Sep 7, 2014 at 2:24 AM, Li RongQing <> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 7, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Pravin Shelar <> wrote:
>>> The operation of atomic maybe faster than spin lock.
>> What is reason for this change?
> 1.  The operation of atomic maybe faster than spin lock
> 2.  I did not find that tx_dropped/tx_error/.. is protected by spin
> lock under net dir,
> sometime tx_dropped is atomic_long_t; sometime it is percpu variable;
> sometime it is
> u64,but does not need to protect.

These are error counter and the access is not performance sensitive
code. So I do not see obvious need to optimize it. Do you have any
performance number for this patch?
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