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Date:   Sat, 17 Mar 2018 20:05:06 -0400 (EDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 net 1/2] vmxnet3: avoid xmit reset due to a race in

From: Ronak Doshi <>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:47:54 -0700

> The field txNumDeferred is used by the driver to keep track of the number
> of packets it has pushed to the emulation. The driver increments it on
> pushing the packet to the emulation and the emulation resets it to 0 at
> the end of the transmit.
> There is a possibility of a race either when (a) ESX is under heavy load or
> (b) workload inside VM is of low packet rate.
> This race results in xmit hangs when network coalescing is disabled. This
> change creates a local copy of txNumDeferred and uses it to perform ring
> arithmetic.
> Reported-by: Noriho Tanaka <>
> Signed-off-by: Ronak Doshi <>
> Acked-by: Shrikrishna Khare <>


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