Re: [PATCH] starfire reads irq before pci_enable_device.

From: Jes Sorensen (
Date: Fri Feb 09 2001 - 16:43:53 EST

>>>>> "Manfred" == Manfred Spraul <> writes:

Manfred> Ion Badulescu wrote:
>> > > +#if defined(__ia64__) || defined(__alpha__) > > +#define
>> PKT_SHOULD_COPY(pkt_len) 1 > > +#else > > +#define
>> PKT_SHOULD_COPY(pkt_len) (pkt_len < rx_copybreak) > > +#endif >
>> [snip]
>> It's not *required* per se, as far as I know both the Alpha and
>> IA64 have handlers for unaligned access traps. *However*, copying
>> each packet is definitely better than taking an exception for each
>> packet!

Manfred> What about changing the default for rx_copybreak instead?
Manfred> Set it to 1536 on ia64 and Alpha, 0 for the rest. tulip and
Manfred> eepro100 use that aproach.

Inefficient, my patch will make the unused code path disappear during
compilation, what you suggest results in an extra branch and unused

The eepro100 and tulip drivers really should be changed to use the
same trick.

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