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Date:   Mon, 23 Nov 2020 10:56:47 -0800
From:   Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
To:     Wei Wang <weiwan@...gle.com>
Cc:     David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Linux Kernel Network Developers <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>,
        Felix Fietkau <nbd@....name>, Paolo Abeni <pabeni@...hat.com>,
        Hannes Frederic Sowa <hannes@...essinduktion.org>,
        Hillf Danton <hdanton@...a.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v3 1/5] net: implement threaded-able napi poll
 loop support

On Sat, 21 Nov 2020 18:23:33 -0800 Wei Wang wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 21, 2020 at 4:31 PM Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, 18 Nov 2020 11:10:05 -0800 Wei Wang wrote:  
> > > +int napi_set_threaded(struct napi_struct *n, bool threaded)
> > > +{
> > > +     ASSERT_RTNL();
> > > +
> > > +     if (n->dev->flags & IFF_UP)
> > > +             return -EBUSY;
> > > +
> > > +     if (threaded == !!test_bit(NAPI_STATE_THREADED, &n->state))
> > > +             return 0;
> > > +     if (threaded)
> > > +             set_bit(NAPI_STATE_THREADED, &n->state);
> > > +     else
> > > +             clear_bit(NAPI_STATE_THREADED, &n->state);  
> >
> > Do we really need the per-NAPI control here? Does anyone have use cases
> > where that makes sense? The user would be guessing which NAPI means
> > which queue and which bit, currently.  
> 
> Thanks for reviewing this.
> I think one use case might be that if the driver uses separate napi
> for tx and rx, one might want to only enable threaded mode for rx, and
> leave tx completion in interrupt mode.

Okay, but with separate IRQs/NAPIs that's really a guessing game in
terms of NAPI -> bit position. I'd rather we held off on the per-NAPI
control. 

If anyone has a strong use for it now, please let us know.

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