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

Felix Fietkau nbd at nbd.name
Tue Mar 23 07:45:59 GMT 2021

On 2021-03-23 04:01, Ben Greear wrote:
> 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:
> https://github.com/greearb/mt76/blob/master/patches/0001-net-add-support-for-threaded-NAPI-polling.patch
> Maybe the NAPI/RX to a thread thing superceded Felix's patch?
Yes, it did and it's in linux-next already.
I sent the following change to make mt76 use it:

- Felix

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