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From: Jakub Kicinski <jakub.kicinski@netronome.com>
To: Hayes Wang <hayeswang@realtek.com>
Cc: "netdev@vger.kernel.org" <netdev@vger.kernel.org>,
	nic_swsd <nic_swsd@realtek.com>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-usb@vger.kernel.org" <linux-usb@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 2/5] r8152: replace array with linking list for rx information
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2019 11:21:39 -0700
Message-ID: <20190807112139.3eb53313@cakuba.netronome.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <0835B3720019904CB8F7AA43166CEEB2F18D04FA@RTITMBSVM03.realtek.com.tw>

On Wed, 7 Aug 2019 04:34:24 +0000, Hayes Wang wrote:
> Jakub Kicinski [mailto:jakub.kicinski@netronome.com]
> > >  static int rtl_stop_rx(struct r8152 *tp)
> > >  {
> > > -	int i;
> > > +	struct list_head *cursor, *next, tmp_list;
> > > +	unsigned long flags;
> > > +
> > > +	INIT_LIST_HEAD(&tmp_list);
> > >
> > > -	for (i = 0; i < RTL8152_MAX_RX; i++)
> > > -		usb_kill_urb(tp->rx_info[i].urb);
> > > +	/* The usb_kill_urb() couldn't be used in atomic.
> > > +	 * Therefore, move the list of rx_info to a tmp one.
> > > +	 * Then, list_for_each_safe could be used without
> > > +	 * spin lock.
> > > +	 */  
> > 
> > Would you mind explaining in a little more detail why taking the
> > entries from the list for a brief period of time is safe?  
> 
> Usually, it needs the spin lock before accessing the entry
> of the list "tp->rx_info". However, for some reasons,
> if we want to access the entry without spin lock, we
> cloud move all entries to a local list temporally. Then,
> we could make sure no other one could access the entries
> included in the temporal local list.
> 
> For this case, when I move all entries to a temporal 
> local list, no other one could access them. Therefore,
> I could access the entries included in the temporal local
> list without spin lock.

I see, thanks for the explanation.

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Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-06 11:17 [PATCH net-next 0/5] RX improve Hayes Wang
2019-08-06 11:18 ` [PATCH net-next 1/5] r8152: separate the rx buffer size Hayes Wang
2019-08-06 11:18 ` [PATCH net-next 2/5] r8152: replace array with linking list for rx information Hayes Wang
2019-08-06 19:53   ` Jakub Kicinski
2019-08-06 21:40     ` Jakub Kicinski
2019-08-07  4:34     ` Hayes Wang
2019-08-07 18:21       ` Jakub Kicinski [this message]
2019-08-06 11:18 ` [PATCH net-next 3/5] r8152: use alloc_pages for rx buffer Hayes Wang
2019-08-06 11:18 ` [PATCH net-next 4/5] r8152: support skb_add_rx_frag Hayes Wang
2019-08-06 22:08   ` Jakub Kicinski
2019-08-07  4:34     ` Hayes Wang
2019-08-06 11:18 ` [PATCH net-next 5/5] r8152: change rx_frag_head_sz and rx_max_agg_num dynamically Hayes Wang
2019-08-06 22:10   ` Jakub Kicinski
2019-08-07  7:12     ` Hayes Wang
2019-08-07 12:43       ` Maciej Fijalkowski
2019-08-08  1:40         ` Hayes Wang
2019-08-08  8:52     ` Hayes Wang
2019-08-08 11:49       ` Maciej Fijalkowski
2019-08-08 12:16         ` Hayes Wang
2019-08-08 18:43           ` Jakub Kicinski
2019-08-09  3:38             ` Hayes Wang
2019-08-09  4:51               ` David Miller

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