path: root/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/netxen
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authorEric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>2018-09-27 09:31:57 -0700
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2018-09-28 11:12:29 -0700
commit3548fcf7d877c682c9a5a413c51929739192156d (patch)
treec990953dc128ada0bc0cf8632df3715048b37834 /drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/netxen
parentqlcnic: remove ndo_poll_controller (diff)
qlogic: netxen: remove ndo_poll_controller
As diagnosed by Song Liu, ndo_poll_controller() can be very dangerous on loaded hosts, since the cpu calling ndo_poll_controller() might steal all NAPI contexts (for all RX/TX queues of the NIC). This capture can last for unlimited amount of time, since one cpu is generally not able to drain all the queues under load. netxen uses NAPI for TX completions, so we better let core networking stack call the napi->poll() to avoid the capture. Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com> Cc: Manish Chopra <manish.chopra@cavium.com> Cc: Rahul Verma <rahul.verma@cavium.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/netxen')
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 23 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/netxen/netxen_nic_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/netxen/netxen_nic_main.c
index 69aa7fc392c5..59c70be22a84 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/netxen/netxen_nic_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/netxen/netxen_nic_main.c
@@ -72,9 +72,6 @@ static void netxen_schedule_work(struct netxen_adapter *adapter,
work_func_t func, int delay);
static void netxen_cancel_fw_work(struct netxen_adapter *adapter);
static int netxen_nic_poll(struct napi_struct *napi, int budget);
-static void netxen_nic_poll_controller(struct net_device *netdev);
static void netxen_create_sysfs_entries(struct netxen_adapter *adapter);
static void netxen_remove_sysfs_entries(struct netxen_adapter *adapter);
@@ -581,9 +578,6 @@ static const struct net_device_ops netxen_netdev_ops = {
.ndo_tx_timeout = netxen_tx_timeout,
.ndo_fix_features = netxen_fix_features,
.ndo_set_features = netxen_set_features,
- .ndo_poll_controller = netxen_nic_poll_controller,
static inline bool netxen_function_zero(struct pci_dev *pdev)
@@ -2402,23 +2396,6 @@ static int netxen_nic_poll(struct napi_struct *napi, int budget)
return work_done;
-static void netxen_nic_poll_controller(struct net_device *netdev)
- int ring;
- struct nx_host_sds_ring *sds_ring;
- struct netxen_adapter *adapter = netdev_priv(netdev);
- struct netxen_recv_context *recv_ctx = &adapter->recv_ctx;
- disable_irq(adapter->irq);
- for (ring = 0; ring < adapter->max_sds_rings; ring++) {
- sds_ring = &recv_ctx->sds_rings[ring];
- netxen_intr(adapter->irq, sds_ring);
- }
- enable_irq(adapter->irq);
static int
nx_incr_dev_ref_cnt(struct netxen_adapter *adapter)