Re: [ 33/52] net: Fix issue with netdev_tx_reset_queue not resettingqueue from XOFF state

From: Alexander Duyck
Date: Thu May 10 2012 - 16:35:46 EST

On 05/10/2012 12:46 PM, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> David Miller wrote:
>> From: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> All of the changes in igb are unnecessary. I think they can be dropped
>>> from the patch as they have already been reverted from the latest
>>> net-next. The only change that is really needed is the piece in
>>> netdevice.h below.
>> Does it hurt? If not, just let it be.
> Based on the commit description for dad8a3b3eaa0 ("igb, ixgbe:
> netdev_tx_reset_queue incorrectly called from tx init path"), yes, it
> hurts. I don't know if it hurts enough to justify holding up this
> patch until dad8a3b3eaa0 hits mainline.
> | this sort of works in most cases except
> | when the number of real tx queues changes. When the number of real
> | tx queues changes netdev_tx_reset_queue() only gets called on the
> | new number of queues so when we reduce the number of queues we risk
> | triggering the watchdog timer and repeated device resets.
> |
> | So this is not only a cosmetic issue but causes real bugs. For
> | example enabling/disabling DCB or FCoE in ixgbe will trigger this.
I'm fairly certain we really shouldn't make the changes to igb. I would
say to just modify the existing patch by just dropping the igb portion
of it and it would be fine.


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