[PATCH 1/2] net: thunderx: Set recevie buffer page usage count in bulk

David Miller davem at davemloft.net
Mon Mar 7 09:04:10 PST 2016

From: Sunil Kovvuri <sunil.kovvuri at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2016 22:28:39 +0530

> Hi David,
>>> you create a window of time during which the consumer
>>> can release the page and prematurely free it.
> Okay, but here the consumer i.e HW is notified only after page count
> is incremented.
> For example if you check 'nicvf_refill_rbdr' fn() only after receive
> buffer ring is
> refilled with buffers, doorbell is issued to hardware to start using
> the new buffers.
> So
> @@ -241,6 +254,8 @@ refill:
>                 new_rb++;
>         }
> +       nicvf_get_page(nic);
> +
> calling 'nicvf_get_page' before issuing doorbell ensures page ref
> count is properly
> set before hw/consumer can use the buffers.

So if you know ahead of time how the page will be split up, just
calculate that when you get the page and increment the page count

That's what we do in the NIU driver.

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