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Date:   Mon, 13 Apr 2020 10:37:24 +0000
From:   Jose Abreu <Jose.Abreu@...opsys.com>
To:     Leon Romanovsky <leon@...nel.org>
CC:     "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Arjan van de Ven <arjan@...ux.intel.com>,
        Cong Wang <xiyou.wangcong@...il.com>,
        Jamal Hadi Salim <jhs@...atatu.com>,
        Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>,
        "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: RE: [PATCH net v1] net/sched: Don't print dump stack in event of
 transmission timeout

From: Leon Romanovsky <leon@...nel.org>
Date: Apr/13/2020, 11:20:53 (UTC+00:00)

> On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 09:01:32AM +0000, Jose Abreu wrote:
> > From: Leon Romanovsky <leon@...nel.org>
> > Date: Apr/12/2020, 07:08:54 (UTC+00:00)
> >
> > > [  281.170584] ------------[ cut here ]------------
> >
> > Not objecting to the patch it-self (because usually stack trace is
> > useless), but just FYI we use this marker in our CI to track for timeouts
> > or crashes. I'm not sure if anyone else is using it.
> 
> I didn't delete the "NETDEV WATCHDOG .." message and it will be still
> visible as a marker.
> 
> >
> > And actually, can you please explain why BQL is not suppressing your
> > timeouts ?
> 
> Driver can't distinguish between "real" timeout and "mixed traffic" timeout,

The point is that you should not get any "mixed traffic" timeout if the 
driver uses BQL because Queue will be disabled long before timeout happens 
as per queue size usage ...

---
Thanks,
Jose Miguel Abreu

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