if_re locking patch...

Daniel Eriksson daniel_k_eriksson at telia.com
Sat Sep 4 03:36:00 PDT 2004

John-Mark Gurney wrote:

> To expand upon the patch posted previously, I have cribbed bms's rl
> locking, and ported it to re.  This makes the interrupt MPSAFE along
> with the rest of the driver.  No more GIANT LOCKED messages for re. :)

I saw that this was committed to HEAD yesterday. I have a machine with a
8169-based NIC that is doing ~300GB on a daily basis that I'd love to try to
run with debug.mpsafenet=1. Do you think the patch that went into HEAD has
been tested enough that it is safe to try it?

It's a UP machine using POLLING mode (HZ=2000), if that makes any

/Daniel Eriksson

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