[PATCH v1] net: stmmac: Free rx_skbufs before realloc

Giuseppe CAVALLARO peppe.cavallaro at st.com
Wed Nov 25 07:13:08 PST 2015


On 11/24/2015 7:09 PM, David Miller wrote:
> From: Shunqian Zheng <zhengsq at rock-chips.com>
> Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:44:18 +0800
>> From: ZhengShunQian <zhengsq at rock-chips.com>
>> The init_dma_desc_rings() may realloc the rx_skbuff[] when
>> suspend and resume. This patch free the rx_skbuff[] before
>> reallocing memory.
>> Signed-off-by: ZhengShunQian <zhengsq at rock-chips.com>
> This isn't really the right way to fix this.
> I see two reasonable approaches:
> 1) suspend liberates the RX ring, although this approach is less
>     desirable
> 2) resume doesn't try to allocate already populated RX ring
>     entries
> Freeing the whole RX ring just to allocate it again immediately
> makes no sense at all and is wasteful work.

This is a bug in this driver version that, to be honest, we fixed with
the first approach on STi kernel.
The patch just called the dma_free_rx_skbufs(priv) in the suspend.
I can give you this patch that is tested on my side too.
But! I do think we should move on second approach.
Indeed, also on ST platforms, when we play with suspend states
the DDR although in self-refresh the data are not lost at all.
No reason to free and reallocate all in suspend/resume.
I can test that and then provide another patch to this mailing list

Let me know.

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