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

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Tue Mar 23 03:01:25 GMT 2021

On 3/22/21 6:20 PM, Brian Norris wrote:
> 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:
> http://git.kernel.org/linus/adbb4fb028452b1b0488a1a7b66ab856cdf20715
> 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.

No, I got it confused with something Felix did:


Maybe the NAPI/RX to a thread thing superceded Felix's patch?


> Brian

Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com>
Candela Technologies Inc  http://www.candelatech.com

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