Re: NAPI for eepro100

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Wed Jun 12 2002 - 18:00:00 EST

Zhang Fuxin wrote:
> hi,all
> Recently i've converted eepro100 driver to use napi,in order to improve
> network performance of my poor 150M mips machine. It does eliminate
> the interrupt live lock seen before,maintaining a peak throughput under
> heavy load.
> In case anybody are interested,i post the patches to the list. They are
> 3 incremental patchs:
> eepro100-napi.patch is against 2.5.20 eepro100.c and provide basic
> napi support

Nifty, I'll take a look at this.

> eepro100-proc.patch is proc file system support adapted from intel's
> e100 driver. I am using it for debugging.
> eepro100-mips.patch is mips specific patch to make it work(well) for
> my mips
> platform.

Just FWIW I'm not gonna apply these... for the 'proc' patch, that either
needs to be moved to ethtool, or we should make a filesystem for net
drivers that exports procfs-like inodes. for the 'mips' patch, it looks
like the arch maintainer(s) need to fix the PCI DMA support...


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