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Date:   Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:58:45 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
To:     Heiner Kallweit <>
Cc:     David Miller <>,
        Realtek linux nic maintainers <>,
        "" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] r8169: fix operation under forced interrupt

On Sun, 18 Oct 2020 18:38:59 +0200 Heiner Kallweit wrote:
> For several network drivers it was reported that using
> __napi_schedule_irqoff() is unsafe with forced threading. One way to
> fix this is switching back to __napi_schedule, but then we lose the
> benefit of the irqoff version in general. As stated by Eric it doesn't
> make sense to make the minimal hard irq handlers in drivers using NAPI
> a thread. Therefore ensure that the hard irq handler is never
> thread-ified.
> Fixes: 9a899a35b0d6 ("r8169: switch to napi_schedule_irqoff")
> Link:
> Signed-off-by: Heiner Kallweit <>

Applied, thank you!

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