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    SubjectRe: [patch] voluntary-preempt-2.6.9-rc1-bk4-R0

    * Lee Revell <> wrote:

    > > i've given up on the netdev_backlog_granularity approach, and as a
    > > replacement i've modified specific network drivers to return at a safe
    > > point if softirq preemption is requested.
    > Makes sense, netdev_max_backlog never made a difference on my system
    > (via-rhine driver).

    via-rhine does RX processing from the hardirq handler, this codepath is
    harder to break up. The NAPI ->poll functions used by e100 and 8193too
    are much easier to break up because RX throttling and re-trying is a
    basic property of NAPI.

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