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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: apm: xgene: force XGene enet driver to re-balance IRQ usage
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On 09/18/2018 04:21 PM, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> On 09/18/2018 04:15 PM, Al Stone wrote:
>> On 09/18/2018 05:09 PM, Lendacky, Thomas wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> On 09/17/2018 09:35 PM, David Miller wrote:
>>>> From: Al Stone <ahs3@redhat.com>
>>>> Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:35:33 -0600
>>>>
>>>>> @@ -866,8 +866,11 @@ static int xgene_enet_napi(struct napi_struct *napi, const int budget)
>>>>> processed = xgene_enet_process_ring(ring, budget);
>>>>>
>>>>> if (processed != budget) {
>>>>> + struct irq_desc *desc = irq_to_desc(ring->irq);
>>>>> +
>>>>> napi_complete_done(napi, processed);
>>>
>>> The problem could be that the driver isn't checking the
>>> napi_complete_done() return code. It was changed to return a bool and
>>> the check should be more like:
>>>
>>> if ((processed != budget) && napi_complete_done(napi, processed)) {
>>>
>>> If it returns false, then the driver will get called for polling again
>>> after having issued enable_irq() and it well then issue the enable_irq()
>>> a second (or more) time without having the matching diable_irq().
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Tom
>>
>> Aha, that might be. My apologies -- I play in ACPI but seldom in the network
>> drivers, so was not fully aware of that change. I can give that a try.
>>
>> Thanks for the pointer.
>
> FWIW this is being discussed in this thread as well:
>
> https://www.spinics.net/lists/netdev/msg523760.html
>
> there should be an update to drivers that have a ndo_poll_controller()
> and don't check napi_complete_done(), though I am not clear who is doing
> that yet.

That might be tricky.

I remember one of the napi_complete_done() change had to be reverted,
for some obscure reason.

So clearly, doing a mass update (without being able to test the driver on real hardware) might be risky.


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