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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] net: mv643xx_eth: update statistics timer from timer context only
On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 12:57:20PM +0200, Sebastian Hesselbarth wrote:
> Each port driver installs a periodic timer to update port statistics
> by calling mib_counters_update. As mib_counters_update is also called
> from non-timer context, we should not reschedule the timer there but
> rather move it to timer-only context.
>
> Signed-off-by: Sebastian Hesselbarth <sebastian.hesselbarth@gmail.com>
> ---
> Cc: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
> Cc: Lennert Buytenhek <buytenh@wantstofly.org>
> Cc: Jason Cooper <jason@lakedaemon.net>
> Cc: netdev@vger.kernel.org
> Cc: linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> ---
> drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/mv643xx_eth.c | 4 +---
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-)

Acked-by: Jason Cooper <jason@lakedaemon.net>

Introduced by:

4ff3495a mv643xx_eth: enforce frequent hardware statistics polling

which goes all the way back to v2.6.28

thx,

Jason.


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