[PATCH 3/6] net: thunderx: Increase transmit queue length

Sunil Kovvuri sunil.kovvuri at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 08:30:49 PST 2015

Hi Pavel Fedin,

Increasing descriptor ring size will lead to more memory allocation.
And what you are seeing is a memory alloc failure and doesn't seem to
be due to this driver change.
I mean it looks like the behavior will be same for other drivers as well.

Probably you might have to set "coherent_pool" size in bootargs to a
higher value.
Can you please check.


On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 9:03 PM, Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2015-12-01 at 17:40 +0300, Pavel Fedin wrote:
>>  Hello!
>>  This one breaks networking on my machine:
>> --- cut ---
>> swiotlb: coherent allocation failed for device 0002:01:08.4 size=4198400
>> CPU: 2 PID: 3655 Comm: NetworkManager Tainted: G        W  O    4.2.6+ #201
>> Hardware name: Cavium ThunderX CN88XX
> Are you sure 4.2.6 kernel is suitable for backporting this patch aimed
> for linux-4.5 ?

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