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    SubjectRe: QUESTION: Network hangs with BP6 and 2.4.x kernels, hardwarerelated?
    On Fri, Jan 12, 2001 at 04:15:37PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Frank de Lange wrote:
    > >
    > > Gentleman, this (the patch to 8390.c) seems to fix the problem.
    > The problem with this patch is that anybody with a slow ISA ne2000 clone
    > will basically have absolutely _horrible_ interrupt latency because we
    > hold the irq lock over some quite expensive operations.
    > The spin_lock_irqsave() is absolutely my preferred fix, and if I remember
    > correctly this is in fact how some early 2.1.x code fixed the ne2000
    > driver when the original irq scalability stuff happened (for some time
    > during development we did not have a working "disable_irq()" AT ALL
    > because the irq-disabling counters etc logic hadn't been done).

    And that's the patch I meant... Manfred's
    spin_lock_irqsave/spin_unlock_irqrestore based one, not my
    (spin_lock_irq/spin_unlock_irq) based patch. That is also the one I'm running


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