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Re: [Xen-devel] Re: new netfront and occasional receive path lockup

On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 06:55:48PM +1000, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
>  On 09/12/2010 11:00 AM, Gerald Turner wrote:
> > I examined the Debian linux-image-2.6.32-5-xen-amd64 package and
> > confirmed the netfront driver is patched with an earlier version the
> > smartpoll code.
> >
> > I manually merged Debian's kernel with Jeremy's updates to the netfront
> > driver in his git repository.
> >
> >   $ git diff 
> > 5473680bdedb7a62e641970119e6e9381a8d80f4..3b966565a89659f938a4fd662c8475f0c00e0606
> >
> > Deployed this new image on all domU's (except for two of them, as a
> > control group) and updated grub kernel parameter with
> > xen_netfront.use_smartpoll=0.
> That's good to hear.  But I also included a fix from Dongxiao which, if
> correct, means it should work with use_smartpoll=1 (or nothing, as
> that's the default).  Could you verify whether the fix in
> cb09635065163a933d0d00d077ddd9f0c0a908a1 does actually work or not?

It'd be good to get the fix(es) to xen/stable-2.6.32.x aswell..

Or can you use "use_smartpoll=0" in current xen/stable-2.6.32.x branch? 

-- Pasi

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