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SubjectRe: Revert "gro: Fix legacy path napi_complete crash", (was: Re: Linux 2.6.29)

* Robert Schwebel <r.schwebel@pengutronix.de> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 02:02:02PM +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > If the box hung within 15 minutes, the kernel was deemed bad. Using
> > that method i arrived to this upstream networking fix which was
> > merged yesterday:
> >
> > | 303c6a0251852ecbdc5c15e466dcaff5971f7517 is first bad commit
> > | commit 303c6a0251852ecbdc5c15e466dcaff5971f7517
> > | Author: Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
> > | Date: Tue Mar 17 13:11:29 2009 -0700
> > |
> > | gro: Fix legacy path napi_complete crash
>
> This commit breaks nfsroot booting on i.MX27 and other ARM boxes
> with different network cards here in a reproducable way.

Can you confirm that Herbert's fix (see it below) solves the
problem?

Ingo

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From b8b66ac07cab1b45aac93e4f406833a1e0d7677e Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 21:35:42 +0800
Subject: [PATCH] net: Fix netpoll lockup in legacy receive path
When I fixed the GRO crash in the legacy receive path I used
napi_complete to replace __napi_complete. Unfortunately they're
not the same when NETPOLL is enabled, which may result in us
not calling __napi_complete at all.

While this is fishy in itself, let's make the obvious fix right
now of reverting to the previous state where we always called
__napi_complete.

Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Frank Blaschka <blaschka@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
LKML-Reference: <20090324133542.GA29046@gondor.apana.org.au>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
---
net/core/dev.c | 16 +++++++++-------
1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
diff --git a/net/core/dev.c b/net/core/dev.c
index e3fe5c7..523f53e 100644
--- a/net/core/dev.c
+++ b/net/core/dev.c
@@ -2580,24 +2580,26 @@ static int process_backlog(struct napi_struct *napi, int quota)
int work = 0;
struct softnet_data *queue = &__get_cpu_var(softnet_data);
unsigned long start_time = jiffies;
+ struct sk_buff *skb;

napi->weight = weight_p;
do {
- struct sk_buff *skb;
-
local_irq_disable();
skb = __skb_dequeue(&queue->input_pkt_queue);
- if (!skb) {
- local_irq_enable();
- napi_complete(napi);
- goto out;
- }
local_irq_enable();
+ if (!skb)
+ break;

napi_gro_receive(napi, skb);
} while (++work < quota && jiffies == start_time);

napi_gro_flush(napi);
+ if (skb)
+ goto out;
+
+ local_irq_disable();
+ __napi_complete(napi);
+ local_irq_enable();

out:
return work;

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