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authorBernhard Kaindl <bk-linux@use.startmail.com>2014-09-17 19:11:16 +0000
committerJeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@intel.com>2014-10-02 02:30:39 -0700
commit7acf631889ec2ba7431a86a4c8db9698a496e964 (patch)
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parentixgbe: delete one duplicate marcro definition of IXGBE_MAX_L2A_QUEUES (diff)
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igb: remove blocking phy read from inside spinlock
Remove a source of latency spikes (in my case up to 10ms) by not calling code that uses mdelay() for feeding a phy statistic (rx errors for idle symbols - not data -> idle_errors) while being called with a spinlock held. As idle_errors isn't read, this patch only removes unused code and data. Later, more complicated changes may be applied to address the spinlock and allow for some PHY diagnostics by harvesting this PHY stats register fully. This patch is designed to fix the issue and be safe for longterm/stable. For the Intel e1000e driver, the same change was applied in 2008 with commit 23033fad5be0 ("e1000e: remove phy read from inside spinlock"). The mdelay is triggered by HW/SW semaphores, thus it depends on the HW. I've HW that triggers it even when idle. Others may trigger it only e.g. when Ethernet ports aquire or loose the link or on ifconfig up / down. We've noticed this first from delays in frame rx/tx due to the mdelay(). Example command for checking if the issue is triggered: cyclictest -Smp1 (Look for occasional "Max:" values > 4000 or use -b 4000 to stop if greater) It was observed with I350 ports connected to other I350 ports, but not if driver and EEPROM was modified to run the I350 in EEPROM-less mode. phy_stats.idle_errors and .receive_errors (isn't touched) occupy 64 not used bits in the adapter struct: Their allocation may be removed as well. Cc: Carolyn Wyborny <carolyn.wyborny@intel.com> Cc: Todd Fujinaka <todd.fujinaka@intel.com> Fixes: 12dcd86b75d5 ("igb: fix stats handling") (this added the spin_lock) Signed-off-by: Bernhard Kaindl <bk-linux@use.startmail.com> Tested-by: Aaron Brown <aaron.f.brown@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Jeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@intel.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/e1000_hw.h')
-rw-r--r--drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/e1000_hw.h5
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/e1000_hw.h b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/e1000_hw.h
index ce55ea5d750c..2003b3756ba2 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/e1000_hw.h
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/e1000_hw.h
@@ -265,11 +265,6 @@ struct e1000_hw_stats {
u64 b2ogprc;
};
-struct e1000_phy_stats {
- u32 idle_errors;
- u32 receive_errors;
-};
-
struct e1000_host_mng_dhcp_cookie {
u32 signature;
u8 status;