Re: [PATCH] net: deinline netif_tx_stop_queue() and netif_tx_stop_all_queues()

From: Alexei Starovoitov
Date: Fri May 08 2015 - 13:30:13 EST

On Fri, May 08, 2015 at 08:50:37AM -0700, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> >>> f0 80 8f e0 01 00 00 01 lock orb $0x1,0x1e0(%rdi)
> >>This is your set bit operation. If you were to drop the whole WARN_ON
> >>then this is the only thing you would be inlining.
> >It's up to networking people to decide. I would happily send a patch which drops
> >WARN_ON if they say that's ok with them. Davem?
> This was added under commit 18543a643fae6 ("net: Detect and ignore
> netif_stop_queue() calls before register_netdev()"). I think the time for
> allowing drivers to ignore the WARN_ON has passed and at this point they
> should be strongly encouraged to fix the issue via a NULL pointer
> dereference if they still haven't gotten the issue resolved so we can track
> them down and fix them. I'd say add a comment here in case someone triggers
> this and does some debugging, but the WARN_ON at this point has proven it is
> too expensive.

5 years for this WARN_ON was enough. Time to remove it.

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