[PATCH CFT 26/30] net: fec: clear receive interrupts before processing a packet

Russell King - ARM Linux linux at arm.linux.org.uk
Fri Jun 27 08:40:57 PDT 2014

On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 04:21:06PM +0100, Russell King wrote:
> Clear any pending receive interrupt before we process a pending packet.
> This helps to avoid any spurious interrupts being raised after we have
> fully cleaned the receive ring, while still allowing an interrupt to be
> raised if we receive another packet.
> The position of this is critical: we must do this prior to reading the
> next packet status to avoid potentially dropping an interrupt when a
> packet is still pending.
> Signed-off-by: Russell King <rmk+kernel at arm.linux.org.uk>

While there is a better algorithm for this, in order to implement that,
I also need to have feedback from the transmit reaping whether any work
was done there.

I have elected to implement that after a patch which adds byte queue
limits to the transmit side (which is in my second half of patches)
otherwise I need to do quite a bit of time consuming patch shuffling
and fixing to get it into the first half (at the moment the two halves
are separated by a complete revert of Andy's work from the last window.
The point of this half is to reduce the number of patches I'm currently
carrying so I can sensibly sort out the second half.)

FTTC broadband for 0.8mile line: now at 9.7Mbps down 460kbps up... slowly
improving, and getting towards what was expected from it.

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