[PATCH] pch_gbe: Adding read memory barriers

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From bb1e271db0fa1a29df19bede69faf8004389132d Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Erwan Velu <erwan.velu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 19:15:29 +0000
Subject: [PATCH 1/1] pch_gbe: Adding read memory barriers

Under a strong incoming packet stream and/or high cpu usage,
the pch_gbe driver reports "Receive CRC Error" and discards packet.

It occurred on an Intel ATOM E620T while running a 300mbit/sec multicast
network stream leading to a ~100% cpu usage.

Adding rmb() calls before considering the network card's status solve
this issue.

Getting it into stable would be perfect as it solves reliability issues.

Signed-off-by: Erwan Velu <erwan.velu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
 .../net/ethernet/oki-semi/pch_gbe/pch_gbe_main.c   |    3 +++
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/oki-semi/pch_gbe/pch_gbe_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/oki-semi/pch_gbe/pch_gbe_main.c
index 8035e5f..ace3654 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/oki-semi/pch_gbe/pch_gbe_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/oki-semi/pch_gbe/pch_gbe_main.c
@@ -1413,6 +1413,7 @@ static irqreturn_t pch_gbe_intr(int irq, void *data)
+	smp_rmb(); /* prevent any other reads before*/

 	/* When request status is Receive interruption */
@@ -1582,6 +1584,7 @@ pch_gbe_clean_tx(struct pch_gbe_adapter *adapter,

 	i = tx_ring->next_to_clean;
 	tx_desc = PCH_GBE_TX_DESC(*tx_ring, i);
+	rmb();  /* prevent any other reads before*/
 	pr_debug("gbec_status:0x%04x  dma_status:0x%04x\n",
 		 tx_desc->gbec_status, tx_desc->dma_status);

@@ -1682,6 +1685,7 @@ pch_gbe_clean_rx(struct pch_gbe_adapter *adapter,
 	while (*work_done < work_to_do) {
 		/* Check Rx descriptor status */
 		rx_desc = PCH_GBE_RX_DESC(*rx_ring, i);
+		rmb(); /* prevent any other reads before*/
 		if (rx_desc->gbec_status == DSC_INIT16)
 		cleaned = true;
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