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Re: [announce] [patch] limiting IRQ load, irq-rewrite-2.4.11-B5

To: Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [announce] [patch] limiting IRQ load, irq-rewrite-2.4.11-B5
From: jamal <hadi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 11:58:57 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx>, <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Robert Olsson <Robert.Olsson@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Benjamin LaHaise <bcrl@xxxxxxxxxx>, <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Wed, 3 Oct 2001, Ben Greear wrote:

> jamal wrote:
> > No. NAPI is for any type of network activities not just for routers or
> > sniffers. It works just fine with servers. What do you see in there that
> > will make it not work with servers?
> Will NAPI patch, as it sits today, fix all IRQ lockup problems for
> all drivers (as Ingo's patch claims to do), or will it just fix
> drivers (eepro, tulip) that have been integrated with it?

Unfortunately amongst the three of us tulip seemed to be the most common.
Robert has a gige intel. So patches appear only for those two drivers. I
could write up a document on how to change drivers.


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