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SubjectRe: [patch] voluntary-preempt-2.6.9-rc1-bk4-R0
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On Thu, 2004-09-02 at 18:14, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Lee Revell <rlrevell@joe-job.com> wrote:
>
> > > i've given up on the netdev_backlog_granularity approach, and as a
> > > replacement i've modified specific network drivers to return at a safe
> > > point if softirq preemption is requested.
> >
> > Makes sense, netdev_max_backlog never made a difference on my system
> > (via-rhine driver).
>
> via-rhine does RX processing from the hardirq handler, this codepath is
> harder to break up. The NAPI ->poll functions used by e100 and 8193too
> are much easier to break up because RX throttling and re-trying is a
> basic property of NAPI.
>

What I meant was, I did not consider the latencies from via-rhine to be
a problem. The other posters reported 300-500 usec latencies in the
network driver, I did not see this.

Lee

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