[RFC 0/7] Add support to process rx packets in thread

Sebastian Gottschall s.gottschall at dd-wrt.com
Sat Jul 25 11:41:48 EDT 2020

>> i agree. i just can say that i tested this patch recently due this
>> discussion here. and it can be changed by sysfs. but it doesnt work for
>> wifi drivers which are mainly using dummy netdev devices. for this i
>> made a small patch to get them working using napi_set_threaded manually
>> hardcoded in the drivers. (see patch bellow)
> By CONFIG_THREADED_NAPI, there is no need to consider what you did here
> in the napi core because device drivers know better and are responsible
> for it before calling napi_schedule(n).
yeah. but that approach will not work for some cases. some stupid 
drivers are using locking context in the napi poll function.
in that case the performance will runto shit. i discovered this with the 
mvneta eth driver (marvell) and mt76 tx polling (rx  works)
for mvneta is will cause very high latencies and packet drops. for mt76 
it causes packet stop. doesnt work simply (on all cases no crashes)
so the threading will only work for drivers which are compatible with 
that approach. it cannot be used as drop in replacement from my point of 
its all a question of the driver design

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