tx_full v.s tx_free race fix in 8xx_io/enet.c?

Tom Rini trini at kernel.crashing.org
Thu Dec 4 03:15:13 EST 2003

On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 12:00:27AM +0100, Joakim Tjernlund wrote:

> It seems to me that the old tx_full stuff is working better that the
> new tx_free.

What problem are you seeing without making any changes to the code as it

> Which race is it supposed to fix and how do I generate it?

I don't recall the exact details right now, but I think it was a
potential race (hence yes, you might not be able to trigger it) where
some packets could be lost (and a retransmitt would happen).  But again,
it's been a long time since I thought about this one.

Tom Rini

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