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SubjectRe: QUESTION: Network hangs with BP6 and 2.4.x kernels, hardware related?
Linus wrote:
> Does this seem to happen mainly with drivers that use "disable_irq()"
> and "enable_irq()"? I know the ne drivers do (through the 8390 module),
> and some others do too (3c59x).

I removed the disable_irq lines from 8390.c, and that fixed the problem:
no hang within 2 minutes - the test is still running.

Frank, could you double check it?

--
Manfred// $Header$
// Kernel Version:
// VERSION = 2
// PATCHLEVEL = 4
// SUBLEVEL = 0
// EXTRAVERSION =
--- 2.4/drivers/net/8390.c Thu Jan 4 22:00:55 2001
+++ build-2.4/drivers/net/8390.c Fri Jan 12 19:53:47 2001
@@ -242,15 +242,15 @@

/* Ugly but a reset can be slow, yet must be protected */

- disable_irq_nosync(dev->irq);
- spin_lock(&ei_local->page_lock);
+/* disable_irq_nosync(dev->irq);*/
+ spin_lock_irqsave(&ei_local->page_lock, flags);

/* Try to restart the card. Perhaps the user has fixed something. */
ei_reset_8390(dev);
NS8390_init(dev, 1);

- spin_unlock(&ei_local->page_lock);
- enable_irq(dev->irq);
+ spin_unlock_irqrestore(&ei_local->page_lock, flags);
+/* enable_irq(dev->irq); */
netif_wake_queue(dev);
}

@@ -285,9 +285,9 @@
* Slow phase with lock held.
*/

- disable_irq_nosync(dev->irq);
+/* disable_irq_nosync(dev->irq);*/

- spin_lock(&ei_local->page_lock);
+ spin_lock_irqsave(&ei_local->page_lock, flags);

ei_local->irqlock = 1;

@@ -327,8 +327,8 @@
ei_local->irqlock = 0;
netif_stop_queue(dev);
outb_p(ENISR_ALL, e8390_base + EN0_IMR);
- spin_unlock(&ei_local->page_lock);
- enable_irq(dev->irq);
+ spin_unlock_irqrestore(&ei_local->page_lock, flags);
+/* enable_irq(dev->irq);*/
ei_local->stat.tx_errors++;
return 1;
}
@@ -383,8 +383,8 @@
ei_local->irqlock = 0;
outb_p(ENISR_ALL, e8390_base + EN0_IMR);

- spin_unlock(&ei_local->page_lock);
- enable_irq(dev->irq);
+ spin_unlock_irqrestore(&ei_local->page_lock, flags);
+/* enable_irq(dev->irq); */

dev_kfree_skb (skb);
ei_local->stat.tx_bytes += send_length;
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