[24/24] vmxnet3: Fix inconsistent LRO state after initialization
From: Greg KH
Date: Thu May 19 2011 - 14:33:10 EST
2.6.33-longterm review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let us know.
From: Thomas Jarosch <thomas.jarosch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
commit ebde6f8acba92abfc203585198a54f47e83e2cd0 upstream.
During initialization of vmxnet3, the state of LRO
gets out of sync with netdev->features.
This leads to very poor TCP performance in a IP forwarding
setup and is hitting many VMware users.
Simplified call sequence:
1. vmxnet3_declare_features() initializes "adapter->lro" to true.
2. The kernel automatically disables LRO if IP forwarding is enabled,
so vmxnet3_set_flags() gets called. This also updates netdev->features.
3. Now vmxnet3_setup_driver_shared() is called. "adapter->lro" is still
set to true and LRO gets enabled again, even though
netdev->features shows it's disabled.
Fix it by updating "adapter->lro", too.
The private vmxnet3 adapter flags are scheduled for removal
in net-next, see commit a0d2730c9571aeba793cb5d3009094ee1d8fda35
"net: vmxnet3: convert to hw_features".
Patch applies to 2.6.37 / 2.6.38 and 2.6.39-rc6.
Please CC: comments.
Signed-off-by: Thomas Jarosch <thomas.jarosch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxx>
drivers/net/vmxnet3/vmxnet3_ethtool.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
@@ -290,6 +290,9 @@ vmxnet3_set_flags(struct net_device *net
/* toggle the LRO feature*/
netdev->features ^= NETIF_F_LRO;
+ /* Update private LRO flag */
+ adapter->lro = lro_requested;
/* update harware LRO capability accordingly */
adapter->shared->devRead.misc.uptFeatures &= UPT1_F_LRO;
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