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Re: BNX driver problem when mbuf clusters run out

On Apr 19, 2012, at 8:27 PM, Matt Thomas wrote:

> On Apr 19, 2012, at 5:08 PM, Beverly Schwartz wrote:
>> On Apr 19, 2012, at 8:02 PM, Matt Thomas wrote:
>>> Unfortunately, that can lead to receiver livelock (spend all the time 
>>> servicing interrupts without making progress).  The best thing to do is 
>>> pass the packet up the stack and just another packet to the hardware.  
>>> Instead use bnx_tick to add mbufs if needed.  This gives the stack a chance 
>>> to run and hopefully free some mbufs.
>> I tried that.  And at first, things move along.  But eventually, bnx_rx_intr 
>> never gets called, because 
>> if (sblk->status_rx_quick_consumer_index0 != sc->nw_rx_cons)
>> in bnx_intr always fails.
> For now, can you try the patch at
> It's kind of ugly but it is a minimal change.

Doesn't quite do it.  With this change, the sw_cons index doesn't get 
incremented.  Next time bnx_rx_intr is called, we'll have the same overwrite 
problem.  I'm now trying incremeing sw_cons before calling break.  When I left 
work, it was still running.  Tomorrow morning, I'll see if everything is still 


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