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Date:   Thu, 14 Apr 2022 10:42:59 +0200
From:   Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
To:     Tan Tee Min <tee.min.tan@...ux.intel.com>
Cc:     Richard Cochran <richardcochran@...il.com>,
        Tan Tee Min <tee.min.tan@...el.com>,
        Giuseppe Cavallaro <peppe.cavallaro@...com>,
        Alexandre Torgue <alexandre.torgue@...com>,
        Jose Abreu <joabreu@...opsys.com>,
        "David S . Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Paolo Abeni <pabeni@...hat.com>,
        Maxime Coquelin <mcoquelin.stm32@...il.com>,
        Rayagond Kokatanur <rayagond@...avyalabs.com>,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-stm32@...md-mailman.stormreply.com,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        stable@...r.kernel.org, Voon Wei Feng <weifeng.voon@...el.com>,
        Wong Vee Khee <vee.khee.wong@...el.com>,
        Song Yoong Siang <yoong.siang.song@...el.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net 1/1] net: stmmac: add fsleep() in HW Rx timestamp
 checking loop

On Thu, 14 Apr 2022 15:29:34 +0800 Tan Tee Min wrote:
> > > --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac4_descs.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/dwmac4_descs.c
> > > @@ -279,10 +279,11 @@ static int dwmac4_wrback_get_rx_timestamp_status(void *desc, void *next_desc,
> > >  			/* Check if timestamp is OK from context descriptor */
> > >  			do {
> > >  				ret = dwmac4_rx_check_timestamp(next_desc);
> > > -				if (ret < 0)
> > > +				if (ret <= 0)
> > >  					goto exit;
> > >  				i++;
> > >  
> > > +				fsleep(1);  
> > 
> > This is nutty.  Why isn't this code using proper deferral mechanisms
> > like work or kthread?  
> 
> Appreciate your comment.
> The dwmac4_wrback_get_rx_timestamp_status() is called by stmmac_rx()
> function which is scheduled by NAPI framework.
> Do we still need to create deferred work inside NAPI work?
> Would you mind to explain it more in detail?

fsleep() is a big hammer, can you try cpu_relax() and bumping the max
loop count a little?

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