Patchwork 3.5.0+ - Linus GIT - WARNING: at net/sched/sch_generic.c:255 dev_watchdog+0xeb/0x15f()

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Submitter Eric Dumazet
Date June 7, 2012, 7:14 a.m.
Message ID <1339053257.26966.100.camel@edumazet-glaptop>
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Permalink /patch/163504/
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Eric Dumazet - June 7, 2012, 7:14 a.m.
On Thu, 2012-06-07 at 08:39 +0200, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-06-07 at 02:16 -0400, Miles Lane wrote:
> > WARNING: at net/sched/sch_generic.c:255 dev_watchdog+0xeb/0x15f()
> > Hardware name: UL50VT
> > NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0 (atl1c): transmit queue 0 timed out
> > Modules linked in: hfsplus hfs vfat msdos fat snd_hrtimer ipv6
> > snd_hda_codec_realtek snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec snd_hwdep
> > snd_pcm_oss snd_seq_dummy snd_mixer_oss uvcvideo videobuf2_core
> > snd_pcm videodev snd_seq_oss snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi media
> > snd_seq_midi_event acpi_cpufreq videobuf2_vmalloc videobuf2_memops
> > snd_seq iwlwifi snd_timer snd_seq_device asus_laptop mac80211
> > sparse_keymap snd cfg80211 coretemp soundcore psmouse snd_page_alloc
> > rtc_cmos mperf processor evdev rfkill battery led_class input_polldev
> > ac i915 nouveau sr_mod cdrom sd_mod ehci_hcd atl1c uhci_hcd intel_agp
> > ttm usbcore intel_gtt usb_common drm_kms_helper thermal video
> > thermal_sys hwmon button
> > Pid: 3025, comm: hud-service Not tainted 3.5.0-rc1+ #128
> > Call Trace:
> >  <IRQ>  [<ffffffff8102d42f>] warn_slowpath_common+0x7e/0x97
> >  [<ffffffff8102d4dc>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x41/0x43
> >  [<ffffffff81360f1c>] dev_watchdog+0xeb/0x15f
> >  [<ffffffff8103af44>] run_timer_softirq+0x20e/0x356
> >  [<ffffffff8103ae7e>] ? run_timer_softirq+0x148/0x356
> >  [<ffffffff81360e31>] ? netif_tx_unlock+0x57/0x57
> >  [<ffffffff810344f8>] __do_softirq+0x103/0x239
> >  [<ffffffff8107122a>] ? clockevents_program_event+0x9c/0xb9
> >  [<ffffffff8140a4cc>] call_softirq+0x1c/0x30
> >  [<ffffffff81003bb9>] do_softirq+0x37/0x82
> >  [<ffffffff81034888>] irq_exit+0x4c/0xb1
> >  [<ffffffff8101ba71>] smp_apic_timer_interrupt+0x76/0x84
> >  [<ffffffff81409adc>] apic_timer_interrupt+0x6c/0x80
> >  <EOI>  [<ffffffff81105161>] ? fget_raw_light+0x4c/0x7d
> >  [<ffffffff81105161>] ? fget_raw_light+0x4c/0x7d
> >  [<ffffffff8111153b>] sys_fcntl+0x23/0x53b
> >  [<ffffffff81004b68>] ? print_context_stack+0x44/0xb1
> >  [<ffffffff81408fe2>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
> > ---[ end trace c1f284d9c873031d ]---
> 
> CC netdev and Huang Xiong 
> 
> Atheros drivers are known to have buggy tx completion, its incredible...
> 
> You could try following patch, not a 'perfect' solution, but a fix.

And if you feel lucky, you could try the following one as well, a step
into right direction :

 drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1c/atl1c_main.c |   86 ++++----------
 1 file changed, 30 insertions(+), 56 deletions(-)



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Miles Lane - June 8, 2012, 3:50 p.m.
On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 3:14 AM, Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-06-07 at 08:39 +0200, Eric Dumazet wrote:
>> On Thu, 2012-06-07 at 02:16 -0400, Miles Lane wrote:
>> > WARNING: at net/sched/sch_generic.c:255 dev_watchdog+0xeb/0x15f()
>> > Hardware name: UL50VT
>> > NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0 (atl1c): transmit queue 0 timed out
>> > Modules linked in: hfsplus hfs vfat msdos fat snd_hrtimer ipv6
>> > snd_hda_codec_realtek snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec snd_hwdep
>> > snd_pcm_oss snd_seq_dummy snd_mixer_oss uvcvideo videobuf2_core
>> > snd_pcm videodev snd_seq_oss snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi media
>> > snd_seq_midi_event acpi_cpufreq videobuf2_vmalloc videobuf2_memops
>> > snd_seq iwlwifi snd_timer snd_seq_device asus_laptop mac80211
>> > sparse_keymap snd cfg80211 coretemp soundcore psmouse snd_page_alloc
>> > rtc_cmos mperf processor evdev rfkill battery led_class input_polldev
>> > ac i915 nouveau sr_mod cdrom sd_mod ehci_hcd atl1c uhci_hcd intel_agp
>> > ttm usbcore intel_gtt usb_common drm_kms_helper thermal video
>> > thermal_sys hwmon button
>> > Pid: 3025, comm: hud-service Not tainted 3.5.0-rc1+ #128
>> > Call Trace:
>> >  <IRQ>  [<ffffffff8102d42f>] warn_slowpath_common+0x7e/0x97
>> >  [<ffffffff8102d4dc>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x41/0x43
>> >  [<ffffffff81360f1c>] dev_watchdog+0xeb/0x15f
>> >  [<ffffffff8103af44>] run_timer_softirq+0x20e/0x356
>> >  [<ffffffff8103ae7e>] ? run_timer_softirq+0x148/0x356
>> >  [<ffffffff81360e31>] ? netif_tx_unlock+0x57/0x57
>> >  [<ffffffff810344f8>] __do_softirq+0x103/0x239
>> >  [<ffffffff8107122a>] ? clockevents_program_event+0x9c/0xb9
>> >  [<ffffffff8140a4cc>] call_softirq+0x1c/0x30
>> >  [<ffffffff81003bb9>] do_softirq+0x37/0x82
>> >  [<ffffffff81034888>] irq_exit+0x4c/0xb1
>> >  [<ffffffff8101ba71>] smp_apic_timer_interrupt+0x76/0x84
>> >  [<ffffffff81409adc>] apic_timer_interrupt+0x6c/0x80
>> >  <EOI>  [<ffffffff81105161>] ? fget_raw_light+0x4c/0x7d
>> >  [<ffffffff81105161>] ? fget_raw_light+0x4c/0x7d
>> >  [<ffffffff8111153b>] sys_fcntl+0x23/0x53b
>> >  [<ffffffff81004b68>] ? print_context_stack+0x44/0xb1
>> >  [<ffffffff81408fe2>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
>> > ---[ end trace c1f284d9c873031d ]---
>>
>> CC netdev and Huang Xiong
>>
>> Atheros drivers are known to have buggy tx completion, its incredible...
>>
>> You could try following patch, not a 'perfect' solution, but a fix.
>
> And if you feel lucky, you could try the following one as well, a step
> into right direction :
>
>  drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1c/atl1c_main.c |   86 ++++----------
>  1 file changed, 30 insertions(+), 56 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1c/atl1c_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1c/atl1c_main.c
> index 9cc1570..44940f4 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1c/atl1c_main.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1c/atl1c_main.c
> @@ -1528,6 +1528,16 @@ static inline void atl1c_clear_phy_int(struct atl1c_adapter *adapter)
>        spin_unlock(&adapter->mdio_lock);
>  }
>
> +static inline u16 atl1c_tpd_avail(const struct atl1c_tpd_ring *tpd_ring)
> +{
> +       u16 next_to_use = tpd_ring->next_to_use;
> +       u16 next_to_clean = atomic_read(&tpd_ring->next_to_clean);
> +
> +       return (u16)(next_to_clean > next_to_use) ?
> +               (next_to_clean - next_to_use - 1) :
> +               (tpd_ring->count + next_to_clean - next_to_use - 1);
> +}
> +
>  static bool atl1c_clean_tx_irq(struct atl1c_adapter *adapter,
>                                enum atl1c_trans_queue type)
>  {
> @@ -1551,10 +1561,14 @@ static bool atl1c_clean_tx_irq(struct atl1c_adapter *adapter,
>                atomic_set(&tpd_ring->next_to_clean, next_to_clean);
>        }
>
> +       spin_lock(&adapter->tx_lock);
> +
>        if (netif_queue_stopped(adapter->netdev) &&
> -                       netif_carrier_ok(adapter->netdev)) {
> +           netif_carrier_ok(adapter->netdev) &&
> +           atl1c_tpd_avail(tpd_ring) >= tpd_ring->count / 4)
>                netif_wake_queue(adapter->netdev);
> -       }
> +
> +       spin_unlock(&adapter->tx_lock);
>
>        return true;
>  }
> @@ -1856,20 +1870,6 @@ static void atl1c_netpoll(struct net_device *netdev)
>  }
>  #endif
>
> -static inline u16 atl1c_tpd_avail(struct atl1c_adapter *adapter, enum atl1c_trans_queue type)
> -{
> -       struct atl1c_tpd_ring *tpd_ring = &adapter->tpd_ring[type];
> -       u16 next_to_use = 0;
> -       u16 next_to_clean = 0;
> -
> -       next_to_clean = atomic_read(&tpd_ring->next_to_clean);
> -       next_to_use   = tpd_ring->next_to_use;
> -
> -       return (u16)(next_to_clean > next_to_use) ?
> -               (next_to_clean - next_to_use - 1) :
> -               (tpd_ring->count + next_to_clean - next_to_use - 1);
> -}
> -
>  /*
>  * get next usable tpd
>  * Note: should call atl1c_tdp_avail to make sure
> @@ -1899,24 +1899,6 @@ atl1c_get_tx_buffer(struct atl1c_adapter *adapter, struct atl1c_tpd_desc *tpd)
>                        (struct atl1c_tpd_desc *)tpd_ring->desc];
>  }
>
> -/* Calculate the transmit packet descript needed*/
> -static u16 atl1c_cal_tpd_req(const struct sk_buff *skb)
> -{
> -       u16 tpd_req;
> -       u16 proto_hdr_len = 0;
> -
> -       tpd_req = skb_shinfo(skb)->nr_frags + 1;
> -
> -       if (skb_is_gso(skb)) {
> -               proto_hdr_len = skb_transport_offset(skb) + tcp_hdrlen(skb);
> -               if (proto_hdr_len < skb_headlen(skb))
> -                       tpd_req++;
> -               if (skb_shinfo(skb)->gso_type & SKB_GSO_TCPV6)
> -                       tpd_req++;
> -       }
> -       return tpd_req;
> -}
> -
>  static int atl1c_tso_csum(struct atl1c_adapter *adapter,
>                          struct sk_buff *skb,
>                          struct atl1c_tpd_desc **tpd,
> @@ -2099,10 +2081,10 @@ static void atl1c_tx_map(struct atl1c_adapter *adapter,
>        buffer_info->skb = skb;
>  }
>
> -static void atl1c_tx_queue(struct atl1c_adapter *adapter, struct sk_buff *skb,
> -                          struct atl1c_tpd_desc *tpd, enum atl1c_trans_queue type)
> +static void atl1c_tx_queue(const struct atl1c_adapter *adapter,
> +                          const struct atl1c_tpd_ring *tpd_ring,
> +                          enum atl1c_trans_queue type)
>  {
> -       struct atl1c_tpd_ring *tpd_ring = &adapter->tpd_ring[type];
>        u16 reg;
>
>        reg = type == atl1c_trans_high ? REG_TPD_PRI1_PIDX : REG_TPD_PRI0_PIDX;
> @@ -2113,35 +2095,19 @@ static netdev_tx_t atl1c_xmit_frame(struct sk_buff *skb,
>                                          struct net_device *netdev)
>  {
>        struct atl1c_adapter *adapter = netdev_priv(netdev);
> -       unsigned long flags;
> -       u16 tpd_req = 1;
>        struct atl1c_tpd_desc *tpd;
>        enum atl1c_trans_queue type = atl1c_trans_normal;
> +       const struct atl1c_tpd_ring *tpd_ring = &adapter->tpd_ring[type];
>
>        if (test_bit(__AT_DOWN, &adapter->flags)) {
>                dev_kfree_skb_any(skb);
>                return NETDEV_TX_OK;
>        }
>
> -       tpd_req = atl1c_cal_tpd_req(skb);
> -       if (!spin_trylock_irqsave(&adapter->tx_lock, flags)) {
> -               if (netif_msg_pktdata(adapter))
> -                       dev_info(&adapter->pdev->dev, "tx locked\n");
> -               return NETDEV_TX_LOCKED;
> -       }
> -
> -       if (atl1c_tpd_avail(adapter, type) < tpd_req) {
> -               /* no enough descriptor, just stop queue */
> -               netif_stop_queue(netdev);
> -               spin_unlock_irqrestore(&adapter->tx_lock, flags);
> -               return NETDEV_TX_BUSY;
> -       }
> -
>        tpd = atl1c_get_tpd(adapter, type);
>
>        /* do TSO and check sum */
>        if (atl1c_tso_csum(adapter, skb, &tpd, type) != 0) {
> -               spin_unlock_irqrestore(&adapter->tx_lock, flags);
>                dev_kfree_skb_any(skb);
>                return NETDEV_TX_OK;
>        }
> @@ -2160,9 +2126,17 @@ static netdev_tx_t atl1c_xmit_frame(struct sk_buff *skb,
>                tpd->word1 |= 1 << TPD_ETH_TYPE_SHIFT; /* Ethernet frame */
>
>        atl1c_tx_map(adapter, skb, tpd, type);
> -       atl1c_tx_queue(adapter, skb, tpd, type);
> +       atl1c_tx_queue(adapter, tpd_ring, type);
> +
> +       if (atl1c_tpd_avail(tpd_ring) < MAX_SKB_FRAGS + 4) {
> +               unsigned long flags;
> +
> +               spin_lock_irqsave(&adapter->tx_lock, flags);
> +               if (atl1c_tpd_avail(tpd_ring) < MAX_SKB_FRAGS + 4)
> +                       netif_stop_queue(netdev);
> +               spin_unlock_irqrestore(&adapter->tx_lock, flags);
> +       }
>
> -       spin_unlock_irqrestore(&adapter->tx_lock, flags);
>        return NETDEV_TX_OK;
>  }
>
>
>

With this patch applied to Linus' GIT tree (updated last night), I get
this warning:

[  187.346706] WARNING: at net/sched/sch_generic.c:255 dev_watchdog+0xeb/0x15f()
[  187.346709] Hardware name: UL50VT
[  187.346712] NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0 (atl1c): transmit queue 0 timed out
[  187.346825] Modules linked in: snd_hrtimer ipv6
snd_hda_codec_realtek snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec snd_hwdep
snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_pcm snd_seq_dummy snd_seq_oss
snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi uvcvideo videobuf2_core videodev acpi_cpufreq
media snd_seq_midi_event iwlwifi videobuf2_vmalloc snd_seq mac80211
asus_laptop rtc_cmos cfg80211 videobuf2_memops sparse_keymap snd_timer
snd_seq_device mperf battery ac led_class psmouse snd input_polldev
coretemp processor soundcore snd_page_alloc rfkill evdev acpi_call(O)
i915 nouveau fbcon tileblit ttm font bitblit softcursor drm_kms_helper
intel_agp intel_gtt drm agpgart sd_mod sr_mod cdrom uhci_hcd fb fbdev
i2c_algo_bit ehci_hcd i2c_core cfbcopyarea atl1c usbcore mxm_wmi
cfbimgblt usb_common cfbfillrect thermal video backlight thermal_sys
hwmon wmi button
[  187.346832] Pid: 2899, comm: compiz Tainted: G           O 3.5.0-rc1+ #131
[  187.346834] Call Trace:
[  187.346843]  <IRQ>  [<ffffffff8102d42f>] warn_slowpath_common+0x7e/0x97
[  187.346847]  [<ffffffff8102d4dc>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x41/0x43
[  187.346863]  [<ffffffff81302028>] dev_watchdog+0xeb/0x15f
[  187.346869]  [<ffffffff8103af44>] run_timer_softirq+0x20e/0x356
[  187.346873]  [<ffffffff8103ae7e>] ? run_timer_softirq+0x148/0x356
[  187.346878]  [<ffffffff81301f3d>] ? netif_tx_unlock+0x57/0x57
[  187.346883]  [<ffffffff810344f8>] __do_softirq+0x103/0x239
[  187.346889]  [<ffffffff8107123a>] ? clockevents_program_event+0x9c/0xb9
[  187.346894]  [<ffffffff813ab38c>] call_softirq+0x1c/0x30
[  187.346899]  [<ffffffff81003bb9>] do_softirq+0x37/0x82
[  187.346903]  [<ffffffff81034888>] irq_exit+0x4c/0xb1
[  187.346909]  [<ffffffff8101ba71>] smp_apic_timer_interrupt+0x76/0x84
[  187.346914]  [<ffffffff813aa99c>] apic_timer_interrupt+0x6c/0x80
[  187.346921]  <EOI>  [<ffffffff813a9ec7>] ? sysret_check+0x1b/0x56
[  187.346925] ---[ end trace 954b24373ae625e3 ]---
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Patch

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1c/atl1c_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1c/atl1c_main.c
index 9cc1570..44940f4 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1c/atl1c_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/atheros/atl1c/atl1c_main.c
@@ -1528,6 +1528,16 @@  static inline void atl1c_clear_phy_int(struct atl1c_adapter *adapter)
 	spin_unlock(&adapter->mdio_lock);
 }
 
+static inline u16 atl1c_tpd_avail(const struct atl1c_tpd_ring *tpd_ring)
+{
+	u16 next_to_use = tpd_ring->next_to_use;
+	u16 next_to_clean = atomic_read(&tpd_ring->next_to_clean);
+
+	return (u16)(next_to_clean > next_to_use) ?
+		(next_to_clean - next_to_use - 1) :
+		(tpd_ring->count + next_to_clean - next_to_use - 1);
+}
+
 static bool atl1c_clean_tx_irq(struct atl1c_adapter *adapter,
 				enum atl1c_trans_queue type)
 {
@@ -1551,10 +1561,14 @@  static bool atl1c_clean_tx_irq(struct atl1c_adapter *adapter,
 		atomic_set(&tpd_ring->next_to_clean, next_to_clean);
 	}
 
+	spin_lock(&adapter->tx_lock);
+
 	if (netif_queue_stopped(adapter->netdev) &&
-			netif_carrier_ok(adapter->netdev)) {
+	    netif_carrier_ok(adapter->netdev) &&
+	    atl1c_tpd_avail(tpd_ring) >= tpd_ring->count / 4)
 		netif_wake_queue(adapter->netdev);
-	}
+
+	spin_unlock(&adapter->tx_lock);
 
 	return true;
 }
@@ -1856,20 +1870,6 @@  static void atl1c_netpoll(struct net_device *netdev)
 }
 #endif
 
-static inline u16 atl1c_tpd_avail(struct atl1c_adapter *adapter, enum atl1c_trans_queue type)
-{
-	struct atl1c_tpd_ring *tpd_ring = &adapter->tpd_ring[type];
-	u16 next_to_use = 0;
-	u16 next_to_clean = 0;
-
-	next_to_clean = atomic_read(&tpd_ring->next_to_clean);
-	next_to_use   = tpd_ring->next_to_use;
-
-	return (u16)(next_to_clean > next_to_use) ?
-		(next_to_clean - next_to_use - 1) :
-		(tpd_ring->count + next_to_clean - next_to_use - 1);
-}
-
 /*
  * get next usable tpd
  * Note: should call atl1c_tdp_avail to make sure
@@ -1899,24 +1899,6 @@  atl1c_get_tx_buffer(struct atl1c_adapter *adapter, struct atl1c_tpd_desc *tpd)
 			(struct atl1c_tpd_desc *)tpd_ring->desc];
 }
 
-/* Calculate the transmit packet descript needed*/
-static u16 atl1c_cal_tpd_req(const struct sk_buff *skb)
-{
-	u16 tpd_req;
-	u16 proto_hdr_len = 0;
-
-	tpd_req = skb_shinfo(skb)->nr_frags + 1;
-
-	if (skb_is_gso(skb)) {
-		proto_hdr_len = skb_transport_offset(skb) + tcp_hdrlen(skb);
-		if (proto_hdr_len < skb_headlen(skb))
-			tpd_req++;
-		if (skb_shinfo(skb)->gso_type & SKB_GSO_TCPV6)
-			tpd_req++;
-	}
-	return tpd_req;
-}
-
 static int atl1c_tso_csum(struct atl1c_adapter *adapter,
 			  struct sk_buff *skb,
 			  struct atl1c_tpd_desc **tpd,
@@ -2099,10 +2081,10 @@  static void atl1c_tx_map(struct atl1c_adapter *adapter,
 	buffer_info->skb = skb;
 }
 
-static void atl1c_tx_queue(struct atl1c_adapter *adapter, struct sk_buff *skb,
-			   struct atl1c_tpd_desc *tpd, enum atl1c_trans_queue type)
+static void atl1c_tx_queue(const struct atl1c_adapter *adapter,
+			   const struct atl1c_tpd_ring *tpd_ring,
+			   enum atl1c_trans_queue type)
 {
-	struct atl1c_tpd_ring *tpd_ring = &adapter->tpd_ring[type];
 	u16 reg;
 
 	reg = type == atl1c_trans_high ? REG_TPD_PRI1_PIDX : REG_TPD_PRI0_PIDX;
@@ -2113,35 +2095,19 @@  static netdev_tx_t atl1c_xmit_frame(struct sk_buff *skb,
 					  struct net_device *netdev)
 {
 	struct atl1c_adapter *adapter = netdev_priv(netdev);
-	unsigned long flags;
-	u16 tpd_req = 1;
 	struct atl1c_tpd_desc *tpd;
 	enum atl1c_trans_queue type = atl1c_trans_normal;
+	const struct atl1c_tpd_ring *tpd_ring = &adapter->tpd_ring[type];
 
 	if (test_bit(__AT_DOWN, &adapter->flags)) {
 		dev_kfree_skb_any(skb);
 		return NETDEV_TX_OK;
 	}
 
-	tpd_req = atl1c_cal_tpd_req(skb);
-	if (!spin_trylock_irqsave(&adapter->tx_lock, flags)) {
-		if (netif_msg_pktdata(adapter))
-			dev_info(&adapter->pdev->dev, "tx locked\n");
-		return NETDEV_TX_LOCKED;
-	}
-
-	if (atl1c_tpd_avail(adapter, type) < tpd_req) {
-		/* no enough descriptor, just stop queue */
-		netif_stop_queue(netdev);
-		spin_unlock_irqrestore(&adapter->tx_lock, flags);
-		return NETDEV_TX_BUSY;
-	}
-
 	tpd = atl1c_get_tpd(adapter, type);
 
 	/* do TSO and check sum */
 	if (atl1c_tso_csum(adapter, skb, &tpd, type) != 0) {
-		spin_unlock_irqrestore(&adapter->tx_lock, flags);
 		dev_kfree_skb_any(skb);
 		return NETDEV_TX_OK;
 	}
@@ -2160,9 +2126,17 @@  static netdev_tx_t atl1c_xmit_frame(struct sk_buff *skb,
 		tpd->word1 |= 1 << TPD_ETH_TYPE_SHIFT; /* Ethernet frame */
 
 	atl1c_tx_map(adapter, skb, tpd, type);
-	atl1c_tx_queue(adapter, skb, tpd, type);
+	atl1c_tx_queue(adapter, tpd_ring, type);
+
+	if (atl1c_tpd_avail(tpd_ring) < MAX_SKB_FRAGS + 4) {
+		unsigned long flags;
+
+		spin_lock_irqsave(&adapter->tx_lock, flags);
+		if (atl1c_tpd_avail(tpd_ring) < MAX_SKB_FRAGS + 4)
+			netif_stop_queue(netdev);
+		spin_unlock_irqrestore(&adapter->tx_lock, flags);
+	}
 
-	spin_unlock_irqrestore(&adapter->tx_lock, flags);
 	return NETDEV_TX_OK;
 }