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SubjectRe: [RFC] split NAPI from network device.
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On Wed, 2006-12-13 at 15:46 -0800, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> Split off NAPI part from network device, this patch is build tested
> only! It breaks kernel API for network devices, and only three examples
> are fixed (skge, sky2, and tg3).
>
> 1. Decomposition allows different NAPI <-> network device
> Some hardware has N devices for one IRQ, others like MSI-X
> want multiple receive's for one device.
>
> 2. Cleanup locking with netpoll
>
> 3. Change poll callback arguements and semantics
>
> 4. Make softnet_data static (only in dev.c)

Thanks !

I'll give a go at adapting emac and maybe a few more when I get 5mn to
spare...

Ben.


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