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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 11/17] net: sgi: ioc3-eth: no need to stop queue set_multicast_list
On Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:31:34 +0200, Thomas Bogendoerfer wrote:
> netif_stop_queue()/netif_wake_qeue() aren't needed for changing
> multicast filters. Use spinlocks instead for proper protection
> of private struct.
>
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Bogendoerfer <tbogendoerfer@suse.de>
> ---
> drivers/net/ethernet/sgi/ioc3-eth.c | 5 ++---
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/sgi/ioc3-eth.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/sgi/ioc3-eth.c
> index d862f28887f9..7f85a3bfef14 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/sgi/ioc3-eth.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/sgi/ioc3-eth.c
> @@ -1542,8 +1542,7 @@ static void ioc3_set_multicast_list(struct net_device *dev)
> struct netdev_hw_addr *ha;
> u64 ehar = 0;
>
> - netif_stop_queue(dev); /* Lock out others. */
> -
> + spin_lock_irq(&ip->ioc3_lock);

What does this lock protect? 🤔 No question that stopping TX queues
makes little sense, but this function is only called from
ndo_set_rx_mode(), so with rtnl_lock held.

I thought it may protect ip->emcr, but that one is accessed with no
locking from the ioc3_timer() -> ioc3_setup_duplex() path..

> if (dev->flags & IFF_PROMISC) { /* Set promiscuous. */
> ip->emcr |= EMCR_PROMISC;
> writel(ip->emcr, &regs->emcr);
> @@ -1572,7 +1571,7 @@ static void ioc3_set_multicast_list(struct net_device *dev)
> writel(ip->ehar_l, &regs->ehar_l);
> }
>
> - netif_wake_queue(dev); /* Let us get going again. */
> + spin_unlock_irq(&ip->ioc3_lock);
> }
>
> module_pci_driver(ioc3_driver);

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