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

Giuseppe CAVALLARO peppe.cavallaro at st.com
Thu Nov 26 02:26:03 PST 2015

On 11/25/2015 4:13 PM, Giuseppe CAVALLARO wrote:
> Hello
> 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
> asap.

I have just send the patch (directly for approach #2).


> Let me know.
> peppe

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