[PATCH 0/6]: powerpc/cell spidernet ethernet patches

From: Linas Vepstas
Date: Fri Sep 29 2006 - 19:06:21 EST

Please apply and forward upstream as appropriate.

Although these patches have not been baking in
any -mm tree, they have been tested and are
generally available as a part of the Cell SDK 2.0
overseen by Arnd Bergmann. (Arnd, if you want
to lend a voice of authority here, or to correct
me, please do so...)

The following sequence of six patches implement a
series of changes to the transmit side of the
spidernet ethernet device driver, significantly
improving performance for large packets.

This series of patches is almost identical to
those previously mailed on 18-20 August, with one
critical change: NAPI polling is used instead of
homegrown polling.

Although these patches improve things, I am not
satisfied with how this driver behaves, and so
plan to do additional work next week.

Signed-off-by: Linas Vepstas <linas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: James K Lewis <jklewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>

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