Re: [PATCH -rt DO NOT APPLY] Fix for tg3 networking lockup

From: David Miller
Date: Thu Aug 03 2006 - 19:40:56 EST

From: "Michael Chan" <mchan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2006 16:28:19 -0700

> > eth0: RXcsums[1] LinkChgREG[0] MIirq[0] ASF[1] Split[0] WireSpeed[0] TSOcap[0]
> We'll see if we can do away with the timer-based heartbeat. That's
> probably the best solution.

The tg3 driver is not the only device in the world that requires a
timer based "ping" to work. The watchdog drivers and the softlockup
detector are other instances which require a timer to not be delayed
an unreasonable amount of time.

Therefore TG3 is not unique in this regard, and I thus don't think
it's worthwhile to change tg3 just to accomodate this broken behavior
of the RT patches.
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