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SubjectRe: [announce] [patch] limiting IRQ load, irq-rewrite-2.4.11-B5

On Wed, 3 Oct 2001, Ingo Molnar wrote:

> i like this approach very much, and indeed this is not polling in any way.
> i'm worried by the dev->quota variable a bit. As visible now in the
> 2.4.10-poll.pat and tulip-NAPI-010910.tar.gz code, it keeps calling the
> ->poll() function until dev->quota is gone. I think it should only keep
> calling the function until the rx ring is fully processed - and it should
> re-enable the receiver afterwards, when exiting net_rx_action.

This would result in an unfairness. Think of one device which receives
packets really fast that it takes most of the CPU capacity just processing


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