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SubjectRe: [announce] [patch] limiting IRQ load, irq-rewrite-2.4.11-B5
jamal wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Oct 2001, Ben Greear wrote:
> > jamal wrote:
> >
> > > No. NAPI is for any type of network activities not just for routers or
> > > sniffers. It works just fine with servers. What do you see in there that
> > > will make it not work with servers?
> >
> > Will NAPI patch, as it sits today, fix all IRQ lockup problems for
> > all drivers (as Ingo's patch claims to do), or will it just fix
> > drivers (eepro, tulip) that have been integrated with it?
> Unfortunately amongst the three of us tulip seemed to be the most common.
> Robert has a gige intel. So patches appear only for those two drivers. I
> could write up a document on how to change drivers.

So, couldn't your NAPI patch be used by drivers that are updated, and
let Ingo's patch be a catch-all for un-fixed drivers? As we move foward,
more and more drivers support your version, and Ingo's patch becomes less
utilized. So long as the patches are tuned such that yours keeps Ingo's
from being triggered on devices you support, there should be no real
conflict, eh?


> cheers,
> jamal

Ben Greear <> <>
President of Candela Technologies Inc
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