Subject: Re: sk(4) interrupt moderation timing fix, and sysctl support
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Jeff Rizzo <>
List: tech-net
Date: 11/24/2005 09:49:39
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Jason Thorpe wrote:

> On Nov 23, 2005, at 8:10 PM, Jeff Rizzo wrote:
>> 1. Should I bother supporting a per-board value for the interrupt 
>> moderation
>> timer?  In this patch, it's global, and only takes effect when 
>> sk_init()
>> is called. (ifconfig down/up is a good way to trigger this)
> Seems like it should be per-instance rather than global, especially 
> if different revisions of the chip need to have different values.

Well, the global value is made chip-specific before being applied to the
actual board, but I'll put together a per-instance version anyway;  I
think that's probably best.

>> 2. if_bge.c notes that the sysctl stuff will need to be made  dynamic to
>> support LKM loading - should I bother with this now, or take it up 
>> later?
> Burn that bridge later.

OK, thanks for the feedback.


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