Re: [RFC 2/7] ath10k: Add support to process rx packet in thread
From: Brian Norris
Date: Mon Mar 22 2021 - 21:28:06 EST
On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 4:58 PM Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 7/22/20 6:00 AM, Felix Fietkau wrote:
> > On 2020-07-22 14:55, Johannes Berg wrote:
> >> On Wed, 2020-07-22 at 14:27 +0200, Felix Fietkau wrote:
> >>> I'm considering testing a different approach (with mt76 initially):
> >>> - Add a mac80211 rx function that puts processed skbs into a list
> >>> instead of handing them to the network stack directly.
> >> Would this be *after* all the mac80211 processing, i.e. in place of the
> >> rx-up-to-stack?
> > Yes, it would run all the rx handlers normally and then put the
> > resulting skbs into a list instead of calling netif_receive_skb or
> > napi_gro_frags.
> Whatever came of this? I realized I'm running Felix's patch since his mt76
> driver needs it. Any chance it will go upstream?
If you're asking about $subject (moving NAPI/RX to a thread), this
landed upstream recently:
It needs a bit of coaxing to work on a WiFi driver (including: WiFi
drivers tend to have a different netdev for NAPI than they expose to
/sys/class/net/), but it's there.
I'm not sure if people had something else in mind in the stuff you're