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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next 3/3] net: stmmac: Introducing support for Page Pool
On Thu, 4 Jul 2019 14:45:59 +0000
Jose Abreu <> wrote:

> From: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <>
> > The page_pool_request_shutdown() API return indication if there are any
> > in-flight frames/pages, to know when it is safe to call
> > page_pool_free(), which you are also missing a call to.
> >
> > This page_pool_request_shutdown() is only intended to be called from
> > xdp_rxq_info_unreg() code, that handles and schedule a work queue if it
> > need to wait for in-flight frames/pages.
> So you mean I can't call it or I should implement the same deferred work
> ?
> Notice that in stmmac case there will be no in-flight frames/pages
> because we free them all before calling this ...

You can just use page_pool_free() (p.s I'm working on reintroducing
page_pool_destroy wrapper). As you say, you will not have in-flight
frames/pages in this driver use-case.

Best regards,
Jesper Dangaard Brouer
MSc.CS, Principal Kernel Engineer at Red Hat

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