Patchwork [3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "r8169: remove the obsolete and incorrect AMD workaround" has been added to staging queue

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Submitter Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski
Date Feb. 15, 2013, 3:10 a.m.
Message ID <1360897851-15614-1-git-send-email-herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski - Feb. 15, 2013, 3:10 a.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    r8169: remove the obsolete and incorrect AMD workaround

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:

 http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/linux.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/linux-3.5.y-queue

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Dev/ExtendedStable

Thanks.
-Herton

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Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:30:35 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] r8169: remove the obsolete and incorrect AMD workaround
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commit 5d0feaff230c0abfe4a112e6f09f096ed99e0b2d upstream.

This was introduced in commit 6dccd16 "r8169: merge with version
6.001.00 of Realtek's r8169 driver". I did not find the version
6.001.00 online, but in 6.002.00 or any later r8169 from Realtek
this hunk is no longer present.

Also commit 05af214 "r8169: fix Ethernet Hangup for RTL8110SC
rev d" claims to have fixed this issue otherwise.

The magic compare mask of 0xfffe000 is dubious as it masks
parts of the Reserved part, and parts of the VLAN tag. But this
does not make much sense as the VLAN tag parts are perfectly
valid there. In matter of fact this seems to be triggered with
any VLAN tagged packet as RxVlanTag bit is matched. I would
suspect 0xfffe0000 was intended to test reserved part only.

Finally, this hunk is evil as it can cause more packets to be
handled than what was NAPI quota causing net/core/dev.c:
net_rx_action(): WARN_ON_ONCE(work > weight) to trigger, and
mess up the NAPI state causing device to hang.

As result, any system using VLANs and having high receive
traffic (so that NAPI poll budget limits rtl_rx) would result
in device hang.

Signed-off-by: Timo Teräs <timo.teras@iki.fi>
Acked-by: Francois Romieu <romieu@fr.zoreil.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
---
 drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c |    7 -------
 1 file changed, 7 deletions(-)

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1.7.9.5

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
index 0e09bb8..67f73ae 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
@@ -5812,13 +5812,6 @@  process_pkt:
 			tp->rx_stats.bytes += pkt_size;
 			u64_stats_update_end(&tp->rx_stats.syncp);
 		}
-
-		/* Work around for AMD plateform. */
-		if ((desc->opts2 & cpu_to_le32(0xfffe000)) &&
-		    (tp->mac_version == RTL_GIGA_MAC_VER_05)) {
-			desc->opts2 = 0;
-			cur_rx++;
-		}
 	}

 	count = cur_rx - tp->cur_rx;