[RFC 2/7] ath10k: Add support to process rx packet in thread

Brian Norris briannorris at chromium.org
Tue Mar 23 01:20:58 GMT 2021

On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 4:58 PM Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com> wrote:
> On 7/22/20 6:00 AM, Felix Fietkau wrote:
> > On 2020-07-22 14:55, Johannes Berg wrote:
> >> On Wed, 2020-07-22 at 14:27 +0200, Felix Fietkau wrote:
> >>
> >>> I'm considering testing a different approach (with mt76 initially):
> >>> - Add a mac80211 rx function that puts processed skbs into a list
> >>> instead of handing them to the network stack directly.
> >>
> >> Would this be *after* all the mac80211 processing, i.e. in place of the
> >> rx-up-to-stack?
> > Yes, it would run all the rx handlers normally and then put the
> > resulting skbs into a list instead of calling netif_receive_skb or
> > napi_gro_frags.
> Whatever came of this?  I realized I'm running Felix's patch since his mt76
> driver needs it.  Any chance it will go upstream?

If you're asking about $subject (moving NAPI/RX to a thread), this
landed upstream recently:

It needs a bit of coaxing to work on a WiFi driver (including: WiFi
drivers tend to have a different netdev for NAPI than they expose to
/sys/class/net/), but it's there.

I'm not sure if people had something else in mind in the stuff you're
quoting though.


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