Commit b167191e authored by Alexander Lobakin's avatar Alexander Lobakin Committed by David S. Miller
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net: wireless: intel: iwlwifi: fix GRO_NORMAL packet stalling

Commit 6570bc79 ("net: core: use listified Rx for GRO_NORMAL in
napi_gro_receive()") has applied batched GRO_NORMAL packets processing
to all napi_gro_receive() users, including mac80211-based drivers.

However, this change has led to a regression in iwlwifi driver [1][2] as
it is required for NAPI users to call napi_complete_done() or
napi_complete() and the end of every polling iteration, whilst iwlwifi
doesn't use NAPI scheduling at all and just calls napi_gro_flush().
In that particular case, packets which have not been already flushed
from napi->rx_list stall in it until at least next Rx cycle.

Fix this by adding a manual flushing of the list to iwlwifi driver right
before napi_gro_flush() call to mimic napi_complete() logics.

I prefer to open-code gro_normal_list() rather than exporting it for 2
* to prevent from using it and napi_gro_flush() in any new drivers,
  as it is the *really* bad way to use NAPI that should be avoided;
* to keep gro_normal_list() static and don't lose any CC optimizations.

I also don't add the "Fixes:" tag as the mentioned commit was only a
trigger that only exposed an improper usage of NAPI in this particular


Signed-off-by: default avatarAlexander Lobakin <>
Acked-by: default avatarLuca Coelho <>
Reported-by: default avatarNicholas Johnson <>
Tested-by: default avatarNicholas Johnson <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarEdward Cree <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent a02e3991
......@@ -1421,6 +1421,7 @@ static struct iwl_rx_mem_buffer *iwl_pcie_get_rxb(struct iwl_trans *trans,
static void iwl_pcie_rx_handle(struct iwl_trans *trans, int queue)
struct iwl_trans_pcie *trans_pcie = IWL_TRANS_GET_PCIE_TRANS(trans);
struct napi_struct *napi;
struct iwl_rxq *rxq;
u32 r, i, count = 0;
bool emergency = false;
......@@ -1526,8 +1527,16 @@ static void iwl_pcie_rx_handle(struct iwl_trans *trans, int queue)
if (unlikely(emergency && count))
iwl_pcie_rxq_alloc_rbs(trans, GFP_ATOMIC, rxq);
if (rxq->napi.poll)
napi_gro_flush(&rxq->napi, false);
napi = &rxq->napi;
if (napi->poll) {
if (napi->rx_count) {
napi->rx_count = 0;
napi_gro_flush(napi, false);
iwl_pcie_rxq_restock(trans, rxq);
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