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Date:   Wed, 6 May 2020 10:19:53 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
To:     Bartosz Golaszewski <brgl@...ev.pl>
Cc:     Rob Herring <robh+dt@...nel.org>,
        "David S . Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Matthias Brugger <matthias.bgg@...il.com>,
        John Crispin <john@...ozen.org>,
        Sean Wang <sean.wang@...iatek.com>,
        Mark Lee <Mark-MC.Lee@...iatek.com>,
        Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
        Fabien Parent <fparent@...libre.com>,
        devicetree <devicetree@...r.kernel.org>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        Linux ARM <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
        linux-mediatek@...ts.infradead.org,
        Bartosz Golaszewski <bgolaszewski@...libre.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 06/11] net: ethernet: mtk-eth-mac: new driver

On Wed, 6 May 2020 09:09:52 +0200 Bartosz Golaszewski wrote:
> > > +}  
> >
> > Why do you clean the TX ring from a work rather than from the NAPI
> > context?
> 
> So this was unclear to me, that's why I went with a workqueue. The
> budget argument in napi poll is for RX. Should I put some cap on the
> number of TX descriptors processed in napi context?

The prevailing wisdom is to not count the TX cleanup as work at all.
I think the best practice is to first clean up all the TX you can, 
and then do at must @budget of RX.

Perhaps one day we will come up with a good way of capping TX, but
today not counting it towards budget is the safe choice.

> > > +static int mtk_mac_receive_packet(struct mtk_mac_priv *priv)
> > > +{
> > > +     struct net_device *ndev = mtk_mac_get_netdev(priv);
> > > +     struct mtk_mac_ring *ring = &priv->rx_ring;
> > > +     struct device *dev = mtk_mac_get_dev(priv);
> > > +     struct mtk_mac_ring_desc_data desc_data;
> > > +     struct sk_buff *new_skb;
> > > +     int ret;
> > > +
> > > +     mtk_mac_lock(priv);
> > > +     ret = mtk_mac_ring_pop_tail(ring, &desc_data);
> > > +     mtk_mac_unlock(priv);
> > > +     if (ret)
> > > +             return -1;
> > > +
> > > +     mtk_mac_dma_unmap_rx(priv, &desc_data);
> > > +
> > > +     if ((desc_data.flags & MTK_MAC_DESC_BIT_RX_CRCE) ||
> > > +         (desc_data.flags & MTK_MAC_DESC_BIT_RX_OSIZE)) {
> > > +             /* Error packet -> drop and reuse skb. */
> > > +             new_skb = desc_data.skb;
> > > +             goto map_skb;
> > > +     }
> > > +
> > > +     new_skb = mtk_mac_alloc_skb(ndev);
> > > +     if (!new_skb) {
> > > +             netdev_err(ndev, "out of memory for skb\n");  
> >
> > No need for printing, kernel will complain loudly about oom.
> >  
> > > +             ndev->stats.rx_dropped++;
> > > +             new_skb = desc_data.skb;
> > > +             goto map_skb;
> > > +     }
> > > +
> > > +     skb_put(desc_data.skb, desc_data.len);
> > > +     desc_data.skb->ip_summed = CHECKSUM_NONE;
> > > +     desc_data.skb->protocol = eth_type_trans(desc_data.skb, ndev);
> > > +     desc_data.skb->dev = ndev;
> > > +     netif_receive_skb(desc_data.skb);
> > > +
> > > +map_skb:
> > > +     desc_data.dma_addr = mtk_mac_dma_map_rx(priv, new_skb);
> > > +     if (dma_mapping_error(dev, desc_data.dma_addr)) {
> > > +             dev_kfree_skb(new_skb);
> > > +             netdev_err(ndev, "DMA mapping error of RX descriptor\n");
> > > +             return -ENOMEM;  
> >
> > In this case nothing will ever replenish the RX ring right? If we hit
> > this condition 128 times the ring will be empty?
> 
> Indeed. What should I do if this fails though?

I think if you move things around it should work:

	skb = pop_tail();
	if (!skb)
		return;

	new_skb = alloc();
	if (!new_skb)
		goto reuse;

	dma_map(new_skb);
	if (error)
		goto reuse;
	
	dma_unmap(skb);

	if (do_packet_processing()) 
		free(skb);
	else
		receive(skb);

	put_on_ring(new_skb);

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