Re: [PATCH 0/4]: powerpc/cell spidernet ethernet driver fixes

From: Sam Ravnborg
Date: Fri Aug 11 2006 - 13:42:58 EST

On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 12:03:37PM -0500, Linas Vepstas wrote:
> The following series of patches implement some fixes and performance
> improvements for the Spedernet ethernet device driver. The high point
> of the patch series is some code to implement a low-watermark interrupt
> on the transmit queue. The bundle of patches raises transmit performance
> from some embarassingly low value to a reasonable 730 Megabits per
> second for 1500 byte packets.
> Please note that the spider is an ethernet controller that is
> integrated into the south bridge, and is thus available only on
> Cell-based platforms.
> These have been well-tested over the last few weeks. Please apply.
Hi Linas.
Just noticed a nit-pick detail.
The general rule is to add your Signed-off-by: at the bottom of the
patch, so the top-most Signed-of-by: is also the original author whereas
the last Signed-of-by: is the one that added this patch to the kernel.
Likewise you add Cc: before your Signed-off-by: line.

See patches from for example Andrew Morton for examples.

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