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SubjectRe: [PATCH ref0] net: add Faraday FTMAC100 10/100 Ethernet driver
Hi Eric,

On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 1:48 AM, Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com> wrote:
> Le jeudi 24 février 2011 à 18:39 +0100, Eric Dumazet a écrit :
>> Le jeudi 24 février 2011 à 17:29 +0800, Po-Yu Chuang a écrit :
>> > From: Po-Yu Chuang <ratbert@faraday-tech.com>
>> > +
>> > +static bool ftmac100_rx_packet(struct ftmac100 *priv, int *processed)
>> > +{
>> > +   struct net_device *netdev = priv->netdev;
>> > +   struct ftmac100_rxdes *rxdes;
>> > +   struct sk_buff *skb;
>> > +   struct page *page;
>> > +   dma_addr_t map;
>> > +   int length;
>> > +
>> > +   rxdes = ftmac100_rx_locate_first_segment(priv);
>> > +   if (!rxdes)
>> > +           return false;
>> > +
>> > +   if (unlikely(ftmac100_rx_packet_error(priv, rxdes))) {
>> > +           ftmac100_rx_drop_packet(priv);
>> > +           return true;
>> > +   }
>> > +
>> > +   /*
>> > +    * It is impossible to get multi-segment packets
>> > +    * because we always provide big enough receive buffers.
>> > +    */
>> > +   if (unlikely(!ftmac100_rxdes_last_segment(rxdes)))
>> > +           BUG();
>> > +
>> > +   /* start processing */
>> > +   skb = netdev_alloc_skb_ip_align(netdev, ETH_HLEN);
>>
>> Oh I see... You should allocate a bigger head (say... 128 bytes)
>>
>> And copy in it up to 128 bytes of first part... this to avoid upper
>> stack to reallocate skb head (because IP/TCP processing need to get
>> their headers in skb head)
>
> Take a look at drivers/net/niu.c :
>
> #define RX_SKB_ALLOC_SIZE   128 + NET_IP_ALIGN
>
> static int niu_process_rx_pkt(...)
> {
>        ...
>        skb = netdev_alloc_skb(np->dev, RX_SKB_ALLOC_SIZE);
>        ...
>        while (1) {
>                ...
>                niu_rx_skb_append(skb, page, off, append_size);
>        }
> }

Oh I got it.

I will try this and redo the benchmarking.

Thanks,
Po-Yu Chuang
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