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

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Sat Sep 30 2006 - 06:40:33 EST

Am Saturday 30 September 2006 01:05 schrieb Linas Vepstas:
> 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.

I'm not sure if I have missed a patch in here, but I
don't see anything reintroducing the 'netif_stop_queue'
that is missing from the transmit path.

Do you have a extra patch for that?

Arnd <><
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