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SubjectRe: Gianfar driver failing on MPC8641D based board
On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 07:53:30PM -0500, Paul Gortmaker wrote:
[...]
> I was able to reproduce it on an 8641D and bisected it down to this:
>
> -----------
> commit a3bc1f11e9b867a4f49505ecac486a33af248b2e
> Author: Anton Vorontsov <avorontsov@ru.mvista.com>
> Date: Tue Nov 10 14:11:10 2009 +0000
>
> gianfar: Revive SKB recycling

Thanks for the bisect. I have a guess why tx hangs in
SMP case. Could anyone try the patch down below?

[...]
> ...which probably explains why you weren't seeing it on non-SMP.
> I'd imagine it would show up on any of the e500mc boards too.

Yeah.. Pity, I don't have SMP boards anymore. I'll try
to get one though.


diff --git a/drivers/net/gianfar.c b/drivers/net/gianfar.c
index 8bd3c9f..3ff3bd0 100644
--- a/drivers/net/gianfar.c
+++ b/drivers/net/gianfar.c
@@ -2614,6 +2614,8 @@ static int gfar_poll(struct napi_struct *napi, int budget)
tx_queue = priv->tx_queue[rx_queue->qindex];

tx_cleaned += gfar_clean_tx_ring(tx_queue);
+ if (!tx_cleaned && !tx_queue->num_txbdfree)
+ tx_cleaned += 1; /* don't complete napi */
rx_cleaned_per_queue = gfar_clean_rx_ring(rx_queue,
budget_per_queue);
rx_cleaned += rx_cleaned_per_queue;

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