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SubjectRe: NOHZ: local_softirq_pending 08
Jarek Poplawski wrote, On 10/15/2009 01:40 PM:

> On 12-10-2009 13:25, Tilman Schmidt wrote:
>> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
>> Hash: SHA1
>>
>> On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 03:32:46 -0700 (PDT), David Miller wrote:
>>> The PPP receive paths in ppp_generic.c do a local_bh_disable()/
>>> local_bh_enable() around packet receiving (via ppp_recv_lock()/
>>> ppp_recv_unlock() in ppp_do_recv).
>>>
>>> So at least that part is perfectly fine.
>>>
>>> ppp_input(), as called from ppp_sync_process(), also disables BH's
>>> around ppp_do_recv() calls (via read_lock_bh()/read_unlock_bh()).
>>>
>>> So that's fine too.
>>>
>>> Do you have a bug report or are you just scanning around looking
>>> for trouble? :-)
>> I have encountered the message in the subject during a test of
>> the Gigaset CAPI driver, and would like to determine whether
>> it's a bug in the driver, a bug somewhere else, or no bug at
>> all. The test scenario was PPP over ISDN with pppd+capiplugin.
>> In an alternative scenario, also PPP over ISDN but with
>> smpppd+capidrv, the message did not occur.
>>
>> Johannes' answer pointed me to the netif_rx() function.
>> The Gigaset driver itself doesn't call that function at all.
>> In the scenario where I saw the message, it was the SYNC_PPP
>> line discipline that did. But from your explanation I gather
>> that the cause cannot lie there.
>>
>> So now I'm looking for other possible causes of that message.


BTW, it seems calling napi_schedule() from process context should
trigger such a warning too.

Jarek P.

>
> Anyway, I agree with Michael Buesch there is no reason to waste time
> for tracking all netif_rx vs netif_rx_ni uses, and it seems we could
> avoid it by using the "proper" version of raise_softirq_irqoff() in
> __napi_schedule(). Could anybody try if I'm not wrong?
>
> Thanks,
> Jarek P.
> ---
>
> net/core/dev.c | 2 +-
> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/net/core/dev.c b/net/core/dev.c
> index 28b0b9e..7fc4009 100644
> --- a/net/core/dev.c
> +++ b/net/core/dev.c
> @@ -2728,7 +2728,7 @@ void __napi_schedule(struct napi_struct *n)
>
> local_irq_save(flags);
> list_add_tail(&n->poll_list, &__get_cpu_var(softnet_data).poll_list);
> - __raise_softirq_irqoff(NET_RX_SOFTIRQ);
> + raise_softirq_irqoff(NET_RX_SOFTIRQ);
> local_irq_restore(flags);
> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL(__napi_schedule);
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