Re: [PATCH v5] net: ethernet: add driver for Aurora VLSI NB8800 Ethernet controller

From: Måns Rullgård
Date: Wed Nov 11 2015 - 15:48:09 EST

David Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> From: Måns Rullgård <mans@xxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2015 19:35:05 +0000
>>> I don't think it's silly at all.
>> I'm sure I read somewhere that the time spent spinning on a lock should
>> be kept as small as possible.
>>> And unless you can measure it making a difference, don't knock the idea.
>> I tried using netif_tx_lock() in the IRQ handler instead, and it locked
>> up solid. Clearly that was the wrong thing to do.
> Oh that's right, it's a BH lock not an IRQ one.
> Yet another argument for doing everything in ->poll(), thus making all
> operations outside of NAPI scheduling run in software interrupt
> context, and therefore being able to make use of the TXQ lock for
> this.

Well, I tried calling the DMA restart function from NAPI poll under
netif_tx_lock(). Now it works only as long as there is incoming

Måns Rullgård
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