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Date:   Tue, 1 Dec 2020 02:19:55 +0200
From:   Vladimir Oltean <olteanv@...il.com>
To:     George McCollister <george.mccollister@...il.com>
Cc:     Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>, Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>,
        Vivien Didelot <vivien.didelot@...il.com>,
        Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>,
        "David S . Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        "open list:OPEN FIRMWARE AND..." <devicetree@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v2 2/3] net: dsa: add Arrow SpeedChips XRS700x
 driver

On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 05:58:17PM -0600, George McCollister wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 5:50 PM Vladimir Oltean <olteanv@...il.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 10:52:35AM -0600, George McCollister wrote:
> > > Another possible option could be replacing for_each_netdev_rcu with
> > > for_each_netdev_srcu and using list_for_each_entry_srcu (though it's
> > > currently used nowhere else in the kernel). Has anyone considered
> > > using sleepable RCUs or thought of a reason they wouldn't work or
> > > wouldn't be desirable? For more info search for SRCU in
> > > Documentation/RCU/RTFP.txt
> >
> > Want to take the lead?
>
> I certainly could take a stab at it. It would be nice to get a
> "doesn't sound like a terrible idea at first glance" from Jakub (and
> anyone else) before starting on it. Maybe someone has brought this up
> before and was shot down for $reason. If so that would be nice to
> know. Of course it's possible I could also find some reason it won't
> work after investigating/implementing/testing.

Well, for one thing, I don't think the benefit justifies the effort, but
then again, it's not my effort... I think there are simpler ways to get
sleepable context for the callers of dev_get_stats, I have some patches
that I'm working on. Not sure if you saw the discussion here.
https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/20201129205817.hti2l4hm2fbp2iwy@skbuf/
Let that not stop you, though.

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