new if_sk locking patch...

John-Mark Gurney gurney_j at
Wed Aug 18 10:54:50 PDT 2004

Bjoern A. Zeeb wrote this message on Wed, Aug 18, 2004 at 16:48 +0000:
> On Wed, 18 Aug 2004, John-Mark Gurney wrote:
> > I took a quick look, and did some tests last night, and I couldn't
> > get the box to hang.  I will admit I don't have the fastest hardware,
> only the interface "hangs" and not the whole box.
> only seens problem reports for the Yukons for that.

Well, I'm not 100% sure my card is a Yukon, but that's what I have
it tagged as, and it's working.

> > I was running with debug.mpsafenet=1 on a Uniproc box though.  I'm going
> > to commit my locking patch shortly, and could you test again?
> might be able to test later this evening but cannot promise.
> are you going to remove the XXX before ? I really do not like the
> patch as is (w/ or w/o the XXX) but it's better than nothing for now
> I guess.

I do plan on going through the card more, and as Doug pointed out,
there are resource leaks in my patch, but which also existed before
my patch too.

> BTW: hadn't had LORs with dwhite's patch when using modularized
> version on my amd64 box. Seen LORs when compiled into the kernel.
> Well at least that's what I think it had been.

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