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Date:	Fri, 29 Jul 2016 01:28:44 +0200
From:	Francois Romieu <romieu@...zoreil.com>
To:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
Cc:	Jeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@...el.com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Ye Xiaolong <xiaolong.ye@...el.com>,
	intel-wired-lan@...ts.osuosl.org,
	Satyam Sharma <satyam@...radead.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
Subject: Re: [Intel-wired-lan] [e1000_netpoll] BUG: sleeping function called
 from invalid context at kernel/irq/manage.c:110

Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com> :
[...]
> I would prefer having a definitive advice from Thomas Gleixner and/or
> others if disable_irq() is forbidden from IRQ path.
> 
> As I said, about all netpoll() methods in net drivers use disable_irq()
> so a lot of patches would be needed.

s/about all/many/

There has been a WARN_ONCE(!irqs_disabled() in netpoll_send_skb_on_dev for
quite some time now but it's apparently screened by too many tests to be
effective. :o/

-- 
Ueimor

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