On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 11:43:11AM +0100, Robert Olsson wrote:
> Jeff V. Merkey writes:
> > Need another fix. You need to reinstrument the tasklet schedule in the
> > fill_rx_ring instread of doing the whole thing from interrupt. When the
> > system is loaded at 100% saturation on gigbit with 300 byte packets or
> > smaller, the driver does not allow any processes to run, and you cannot
> > log in via ssh or any user space apps. This is severely busted.
> > The later versions of the driver > 4.3.15 all exhibit this behavior and
> > are extremely broken.
> Where have you been? :-)
> NAPI does RX processing in softirq. RX interrupts are just used to indicate
> work. At high loads the consecutive RX polls gets run via ksoftirqd which
> is under scheduler control also the RX softirq breakes for other work. This
> makes the NAPI network stuff as very well behaved kernel citizen and also
> gives network performance at any load.
> More details is in the usenix paper;
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