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Date:	Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:39:22 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCHv1 net] xen-netback: stop the guest rx thread after a
 fatal error

From: David Vrabel <>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2015 16:57:51 +0000

> After commit e9d8b2c2968499c1f96563e6522c56958d5a1d0d (xen-netback:
> disable rogue vif in kthread context), a fatal (protocol) error would
> leave the guest Rx thread spinning, wasting CPU time.  Commit
> ecf08d2dbb96d5a4b4bcc53a39e8d29cc8fef02e (xen-netback: reintroduce
> guest Rx stall detection) made this even worse by removing a
> cond_resched() from this path.
> Since a fatal error is non-recoverable, just allow the guest Rx thread
> to exit.  This requires taking additional refs to the task so the
> thread exiting early is handled safely.
> Signed-off-by: David Vrabel <>
> Reported-by: Julien Grall <>
> Tested-by: Julien Grall <>

Applied, thank you.
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