Re: [PATCH 2.6.30-rc4] r8169: avoid losing MSI interrupts

From: Michael Buesch
Date: Tue May 26 2009 - 14:23:35 EST

On Tuesday 26 May 2009 07:55:03 David Miller wrote:
> From: David Dillow <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 21:29:34 -0400
> > The 8169 chip only generates MSI interrupts when all enabled event
> > sources are quiescent and one or more sources transition to active. If
> > not all of the active events are acknowledged, or a new event becomes
> > active while the existing ones are cleared in the handler, we will not
> > see a new interrupt.
> >
> > The current interrupt handler masks off the Rx and Tx events once the
> > NAPI handler has been scheduled, which opens a race window in which we
> > can get another Rx or Tx event and never ACK'ing it, stopping all
> > activity until the link is reset (ifconfig down/up). Fix this by always
> > ACK'ing all event sources, and loop in the handler until we have all
> > sources quiescent.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: David Dillow <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I've applied this, thanks David.

I didn't notice a CC:stable.
I think this should also go to stable.
Does somebody take care?

(wiggle is able to apply the patch to stable without any problems, so it's easy
to do a patch)

Greetings, Michael.
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