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Re: Linux 5.0 regression: rtl8169 / kernel BUG at lib/dynamic_queue_limits.c:27!




On 10.02.2019 10:16, Sander Eikelenboom wrote:
> On 09/02/2019 12:50, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
>> On 09.02.2019 11:07, Sander Eikelenboom wrote:
>>> On 09/02/2019 10:59, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
>>>> On 09.02.2019 10:34, Sander Eikelenboom wrote:
>>>>> On 09/02/2019 10:02, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
>>>>>> On 09.02.2019 00:09, Eric Dumazet wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 02/08/2019 01:50 PM, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 08.02.2019 22:45, Sander Eikelenboom wrote:
>>>>>>>>> On 08/02/2019 22:22, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> On 08.02.2019 21:55, Sander Eikelenboom wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> On 08/02/2019 19:52, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>> On 08.02.2019 19:29, Sander Eikelenboom wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>> L.S.,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> While testing a linux 5.0-rc5 kernel (with some patches on top but they don't seem related) under Xen i the nasty splat below, 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> that I haven encountered with Linux 4.20.x.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Unfortunately I haven't got a clear reproducer for this and bisecting could be nasty due to another (networking related) kernel bug.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> If you need more info, want me to run a debug patch etc., please feel free to ask.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Thanks for the report. However I see no change in the r8169 driver between
>>>>>>>>>>>> 4.20 and 5.0 with regard to BQL code. Having said that the root cause could
>>>>>>>>>>>> be somewhere else. Therefore I'm afraid a bisect will be needed.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Hmm i did some diging and i think:
>>>>>>>>>>> bd7153bd83b806bfcc2e79b7a6f43aa653d06ef3 r8169: remove unneeded mmiowb barriers
>>>>>>>>>>> 2e6eedb4813e34d8d84ac0eb3afb668966f3f356 r8169: make use of xmit_more and __netdev_sent_queue
>>>>>>>>>>> 620344c43edfa020bbadfd81a144ebe5181fc94f net: core: add __netdev_sent_queue as variant of __netdev_tx_sent_queue
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> You're right. Thought this was added in 4.20 already.
>>>>>>>>>> The BQL code pattern I copied from the mlx4 driver and so far I haven't heard about
>>>>>>>>>> this issue from any user of physical hw. And due to the fact that a lot of mainboards
>>>>>>>>>> have onboard Realtek network I have quite a few testers out there.
>>>>>>>>>> Does the issue occur under specific circumstances like very high load?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Yep, the box is already quite contented with the Xen VM's and if I remember correctly it occurred while kernel compiling
>>>>>>>>> on the host.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> If indeed the xmit_more patch causes the issue, I think we have to involve Eric Dumazet
>>>>>>>>>> as author of the underlying changes.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> It could also be the barriers weren't that unneeded as assumed.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> The barriers were removed after adding xmit_more handling. Therefore it would be good to
>>>>>>>> test also with only 
>>>>>>>> bd7153bd83b806bfcc2e79b7a6f43aa653d06ef3 r8169: remove unneeded mmiowb barriers
>>>>>>>> removed.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Since we are almost at RC6 i took the liberty to CC Eric now.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Sure, thanks.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> BTW am i correct these patches are merely optimizations ?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Yes
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> If so and concluding they revert cleanly, perhaps it should be considered at this point in the RC's
>>>>>>>>> to revert them for 5.0 and try again for 5.1 ?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Before removing both it would be good to test with only the barrier-removal removed.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Commit 2e6eedb4813e34d8d84ac0eb3afb668966f3f356 r8169: make use of xmit_more and __netdev_sent_queue
>>>>>>> looks buggy to me, since the skb might have been freed already on another cpu when you call
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> You could try :
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
>>>>>>> index 3624e67aef72c92ed6e908e2c99ac2d381210126..f907d484165d9fd775e81bf2bfb9aa4ddedb1c93 100644
>>>>>>> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
>>>>>>> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
>>>>>>> @@ -6070,6 +6070,7 @@ static netdev_tx_t rtl8169_start_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb,
>>>>>>>         dma_addr_t mapping;
>>>>>>>         u32 opts[2], len;
>>>>>>>         bool stop_queue;
>>>>>>> +       bool door_bell;
>>>>>>>         int frags;
>>>>>>>  
>>>>>>>         if (unlikely(!rtl_tx_slots_avail(tp, skb_shinfo(skb)->nr_frags))) {
>>>>>>> @@ -6116,6 +6117,8 @@ static netdev_tx_t rtl8169_start_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb,
>>>>>>>         /* Force memory writes to complete before releasing descriptor */
>>>>>>>         dma_wmb();
>>>>>>>  
>>>>>>> +       door_bell = __netdev_sent_queue(dev, skb->len, skb->xmit_more);
>>>>>>> +
>>>>>>>         txd->opts1 = rtl8169_get_txd_opts1(opts[0], len, entry);
>>>>>>>  
>>>>>>>         /* Force all memory writes to complete before notifying device */
>>>>>>> @@ -6127,7 +6130,7 @@ static netdev_tx_t rtl8169_start_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb,
>>>>>>>         if (unlikely(stop_queue))
>>>>>>>                 netif_stop_queue(dev);
>>>>>>>  
>>>>>>> -       if (__netdev_sent_queue(dev, skb->len, skb->xmit_more)) {
>>>>>>> +       if (door_bell) {
>>>>>>>                 RTL_W8(tp, TxPoll, NPQ);
>>>>>>>                 mmiowb();
>>>>>>>         }
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks a lot for checking and for the proposed fix.
>>>>>> Sander, can you try with this patch on top of 5.0-rc5 w/o removing two two commits?
>>>>>
>>>>> I have done that already during the night .. the results:
>>>>> - I can confirm 2e6eedb4813e34d8d84ac0eb3afb668966f3f356 is the first commit which causes hitting the BUG_ON in lib/dynamic_queue_limits.c.
>>>>>   (in other word, with only reverting bd7153bd83b806bfcc2e79b7a6f43aa653d06ef3 it still blows up).
>>>>>
>>>>> - The Eric's patch only applies cleanly with bd7153bd83b806bfcc2e79b7a6f43aa653d06ef3 reverted, so that's what I tested.
>>>>>   The patch seems to prevent hitting the BUG_ON in lib/dynamic_queue_limits.c, it has run this night and I gave done a few kernel compiles
>>>>>   this morning. How ever during these kernel compiles i'm getting a transmit queue timeout which i haven't seen with 4.20.x, although i regularly
>>>>>   compile kernels in the same way as I do now. The only thing I can't say if that is due to this change, or if it's again something else.
>>>>>   Which makes me somewhat inclined to go testing the complete revert some more and see if I can trigger the queue timeout on that or not.
>>>>>
>>>>>   If I can, it is a separate issue.
>>>>>   If I can't it seems even with a patch it still seems as a regression in comparison with 4.20.x, for which
>>>>>   a revert would be the right thing to do (since as you indicated these are merely optimizations), 
>>>>>   which would give us more time for 5.1 to try to solve things on top of the 5.0-release-to-be.
>>>>>   (especially since I seem to still have other issues which need to be sorted out and time is limited)
>>>>>
>>>>>   The timeout in question:
>>>>>         [28336.869479] NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth1 (r8169): transmit queue 0 timed out
>>>>>         [28336.881498] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 6925 at net/sched/sch_generic.c:461 dev_watchdog+0x20b/0x210
>>>>>         [28336.893358] Modules linked in:
>>>>>         [28336.904106] CPU: 0 PID: 6925 Comm: cc1 Tainted: G      D           5.0.0-rc5-20190208-thp-net-florian-rtl8169-eric-doflr+ #1
>>>>>         [28336.917385] Hardware name: MSI MS-7640/890FXA-GD70 (MS-7640)  , BIOS V1.8B1 09/13/2010
>>>>>         [28336.928988] RIP: e030:dev_watchdog+0x20b/0x210
>>>>>         [28336.940623] Code: 00 49 63 4e e0 eb 90 4c 89 e7 c6 05 ad d8 f1 00 01 e8 a9 32 fd ff 89 d9 48 89 c2 4c 89 e6 48 c7 c7 50 59 89 82 e8 e5 92 4d ff <0f> 0b eb c0 90 48 c7 47 08 00 00 00 00 48 c7 07 00 00 00 00 0f b7
>>>>>         [28336.965265] RSP: e02b:ffff88807d403ea0 EFLAGS: 00010286
>>>>>         [28336.977465] RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: 0000000000000000 RCX: ffffffff82a69db8
>>>>>         [28336.991265] RDX: 0000000000000001 RSI: 0000000000000001 RDI: 0000000000000200
>>>>>         [28337.008865] RBP: ffff88807936e41c R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 0000000000000819
>>>>>         [28337.022250] R10: 0000000000000202 R11: ffffffff8247ca80 R12: ffff88807936e000
>>>>>         [28337.035204] R13: 0000000000000000 R14: ffff88807936e440 R15: 0000000000000001
>>>>>         [28337.049832] FS:  00007f53e9bf3840(0000) GS:ffff88807d400000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
>>>>>         [28337.062524] CS:  e030 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
>>>>>         [28337.075086] CR2: 00007f53e60c4000 CR3: 000000001a0be000 CR4: 0000000000000660
>>>>>         [28337.090052] Call Trace:
>>>>>         [28337.103615]  <IRQ>
>>>>>         [28337.116587]  ? qdisc_destroy+0x120/0x120
>>>>>         [28337.128905]  call_timer_fn+0x19/0x90
>>>>>         [28337.141892]  expire_timers+0x8b/0xa0
>>>>>         [28337.153354]  run_timer_softirq+0x7e/0x160
>>>>>         [28337.165931]  ? handle_irq_event_percpu+0x4c/0x70
>>>>>         [28337.176548]  ? handle_percpu_irq+0x32/0x50
>>>>>         [28337.186734]  __do_softirq+0xed/0x229
>>>>>         [28337.196404]  ? hypervisor_callback+0xa/0x20
>>>>>         [28337.207822]  irq_exit+0xb7/0xc0
>>>>>         [28337.218978]  xen_evtchn_do_upcall+0x27/0x40
>>>>>         [28337.230763]  xen_do_hypervisor_callback+0x29/0x40
>>>>>         [28337.241261]  </IRQ>
>>>>>         [28337.253283] RIP: e033:0xff7e62
>>>>>         [28337.264899] Code: 35 43 0f c7 00 4c 89 ef e8 8b 6d 67 ff 0f 1f 00 44 89 e0 44 89 e2 c1 e8 06 83 e2 3f 48 8b 0c c5 40 8d c6 01 48 0f a3 d1 72 0e <48> 8b 04 c5 50 8d c6 01 48 0f a3 d0 73 0b 44 89 e6 4c 89 ef e8 b5
>>>>>         [28337.288677] RSP: e02b:00007fff0fc6a340 EFLAGS: 00000202
>>>>>         [28337.299234] RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: 00007f53e60c3580 RCX: 0000000000000000
>>>>>         [28337.309577] RDX: 0000000000000034 RSI: 0000000001e71a98 RDI: 00007fff0fc6a538
>>>>>         [28337.320724] RBP: 00007fff0fc6a4b0 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: 0000000000000000
>>>>>         [28337.331829] R10: 0000000000000001 R11: 00000000020cb3d0 R12: 0000000000000034
>>>>>         [28337.343900] R13: 00007fff0fc6a538 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: 0000000000000001
>>>>>         [28337.353977] ---[ end trace 6ff49f09286816b7 ]---
>>>>>
>>>> Thanks for your efforts. As usual this tx timeout trace says basically nothing except
>>>> "timeout" and root cause could be anything. Earlier you reported a memory allocation error,
>>>> did that occur again?
>>>> If we decide to revert, I'd leave removal of the memory barriers in (as it doesn't seem to
>>>> contribute to the issue) and just submit a patch to effectively revert
>>>> 2e6eedb4813e34d8d84ac0eb3afb668966f3f356.
>>>
>>> I can't say if that is correct, because i haven't tested that.
>>>
>>> Another thing I could test is:
>>>  - putting all the r8169 patches (and prerequisites) that went into 5.0 
>>>    up to bd7153bd83b806bfcc2e79b7a6f43aa653d06ef3, onto 4.20.7 and see what that does.
>>>    If that would be feasible (not too many needed prerequisites out of r8169) and if 
>>>    you could spare me some time and prep such a branch somewhere so i can pull and compile that,
>>>    that would be great.
>>>
>>
>> Unfortunately there's quite a number of changes. Regarding __netdev_tx_sent_queue()
>> and watchdog timeout I found the following comment in drivers/net/ethernet/sfc/tx.c,
>> efx_enqueue_skb():
>>
>> 	if (__netdev_tx_sent_queue(tx_queue->core_txq, skb_len, xmit_more)) {
>> 		struct efx_tx_queue *txq2 = efx_tx_queue_partner(tx_queue);
>>
>> 		/* There could be packets left on the partner queue if those
>> 		 * SKBs had skb->xmit_more set. If we do not push those they
>> 		 * could be left for a long time and cause a netdev watchdog.
>> 		 */
>> 		if (txq2->xmit_more_available)
>> 			efx_nic_push_buffers(txq2);
>>
>> But I'm not sure whether the situation in r8169 is comparable. The following patch
>> implements what I mentioned earlier: It leaves all other 5.0 changes in place and
>> effectively reverts 2e6eedb4813e34d8d84ac0eb3afb668966f3f356. Would be great if
>> you could give it a try.
> 
> Hi Heiner,
> 
> It took some time to respond, because I had another issue with 5.0 which intervened with proper testing, 
> but fortunately I could pinpoint without doing a full bisect and revert that commit for further testing.
> 
> So there is still time left and I could do a more proper run with your patch below.
> Unfortunately i still get a splat (see below) with this, although i'm not sure it is related, 
> just that I can't tell.
> 
The nasty memory allocation problem in napi_alloc_skb() you've seen before ..
If you can't reproduce it with 4.20 then a potential cause may be here:
5317d5c6d47e ("r8169: use napi_consume_skb where possible")
At least at a first and second glance I don't see how usage of both calls
could be wrong. So maybe the root cause is somewhere deeper inside.
At least it would be worth trying with the mentioned commit reverted.

> Perhaps Linus as Oops-decoding-guru has an idea ?
> 
> --
> Sander
> 
Heiner

> [39041.689007] dpkg-deb: page allocation failure: order:0, mode:0x480020(GFP_ATOMIC), nodemask=(null),cpuset=/,mems_allowed=0
> [39041.689016] CPU: 4 PID: 14078 Comm: dpkg-deb Not tainted 5.0.0-rc5-20190209-kallweit+ #1
> [39041.689017] Hardware name: MSI MS-7640/890FXA-GD70 (MS-7640)  , BIOS V1.8B1 09/13/2010
> [39041.689018] Call Trace:
> [39041.689022]  <IRQ>
> [39041.689030]  dump_stack+0x5c/0x7b
> [39041.689033]  warn_alloc+0x103/0x190
> [39041.689036]  __alloc_pages_nodemask+0xe3d/0xe80
> [39041.689039]  ? ip_rcv+0x48/0xc0
> [39041.689040]  ? ip_rcv_finish_core.isra.0+0x360/0x360
> [39041.689042]  page_frag_alloc+0x117/0x150
> [39041.689044]  __napi_alloc_skb+0x83/0xd0
> [39041.689048]  rtl8169_poll+0x210/0x640
> [39041.689051]  net_rx_action+0x23d/0x370
> [39041.689054]  __do_softirq+0xed/0x229
> [39041.689058]  irq_exit+0xb7/0xc0
> [39041.689061]  xen_evtchn_do_upcall+0x27/0x40
> [39041.689063]  xen_do_hypervisor_callback+0x29/0x40
> [39041.689064]  </IRQ>
> [39041.689066] RIP: e030:_atomic_dec_and_lock+0x2/0x40
> [39041.689068] Code: ff 39 05 c5 c1 c9 00 89 c7 89 c6 76 0f 83 eb 01 83 fb ff 75 d9 5b 89 f8 5d 41 5c c3 0f 0b 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 8b 07 <83> f8 01 74 0c 8d 50 ff f0 0f b1 17 75 f2 31 c0 c3 55 53 48 89 fb
> [39041.689069] RSP: e02b:ffffc9000705b990 EFLAGS: 00000246
> [39041.689071] RAX: 0000000000000001 RBX: ffff888017082640 RCX: 0000000000000000
> [39041.689071] RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: ffff8880170826c0 RDI: ffff888017082788
> [39041.689072] RBP: ffff8880170826c0 R08: ffffc9000705bb00 R09: ffffc9000705bb00
> [39041.689073] R10: ffffc9000705bb58 R11: ffff88807fc17000 R12: ffff888017082788
> [39041.689073] R13: ffff88806cc8cf58 R14: ffff888017082640 R15: ffff888009990240
> [39041.689077]  iput+0x63/0x1a0
> [39041.689079]  __dentry_kill+0xc5/0x170
> [39041.689080]  shrink_dentry_list+0x93/0x1c0
> [39041.689082]  prune_dcache_sb+0x4d/0x70
> [39041.689084]  super_cache_scan+0x104/0x190
> [39041.689087]  do_shrink_slab+0x12c/0x1e0
> [39041.689089]  shrink_slab+0xdf/0x2b0
> [39041.689091]  shrink_node+0x158/0x470
> [39041.689093]  do_try_to_free_pages+0xd1/0x380
> [39041.689095]  try_to_free_pages+0xb2/0xe0
> [39041.689097]  __alloc_pages_nodemask+0x603/0xe80
> [39041.689099]  ? __pagevec_lru_add_fn+0x1b1/0x290
> [39041.689102]  alloc_pages_vma+0x7b/0x1c0
> [39041.689106]  __handle_mm_fault+0xdb3/0x1060
> [39041.689109]  ? xen_mc_flush+0xc0/0x190
> [39041.689110]  handle_mm_fault+0xf8/0x200
> [39041.689113]  __do_page_fault+0x231/0x4a0
> [39041.689115]  ? page_fault+0x8/0x30
> [39041.689116]  page_fault+0x1e/0x30
> [39041.689118] RIP: e033:0x7fb9851d012e
> [39041.689119] Code: 29 c2 48 3b 15 7b a3 31 00 0f 87 af 00 00 00 0f 10 01 0f 10 49 f0 0f 10 51 e0 0f 10 59 d0 48 83 e9 40 48 83 ea 40 41 0f 29 01 <41> 0f 29 49 f0 41 0f 29 51 e0 41 0f 29 59 d0 49 83 e9 40 48 83 fa
> [39041.689119] RSP: e02b:00007fb958b36d38 EFLAGS: 00010202
> [39041.689120] RAX: 00007fb97a617f0e RBX: 000000000000f004 RCX: 00007fb948008be3
> [39041.689121] RDX: 00000000000080c2 RSI: 00007fb948000b31 RDI: 00007fb97a617f0e
> [39041.689122] RBP: 00000000000ff062 R08: 0000000000000002 R09: 00007fb97a620000
> [39041.689123] R10: 0000000000000004 R11: 00007fb97a626f02 R12: 000000000000f005
> [39041.689123] R13: 00007fb948000b28 R14: 0000562d76b63710 R15: 0000000000000003
> [39041.689125] Mem-Info:
> [39041.689130] active_anon:78775 inactive_anon:49211 isolated_anon:0
>                 active_file:106409 inactive_file:107531 isolated_file:0
>                 unevictable:552 dirty:175 writeback:0 unstable:0
>                 slab_reclaimable:13739 slab_unreclaimable:16454
>                 mapped:1605 shmem:23 pagetables:2900 bounce:0
>                 free:3681 free_pcp:935 free_cma:0
> [39041.689132] Node 0 active_anon:315100kB inactive_anon:196844kB active_file:425636kB inactive_file:430124kB unevictable:2208kB isolated(anon):0kB isolated(file):0kB mapped:6420kB dirty:700kB writeback:0kB shmem:92kB shmem_thp: 0kB shmem_pmdmapped: 0kB anon_thp: 0kB writeback_tmp:0kB unstable:0kB all_unreclaimable? no
> [39041.689133] Node 0 DMA free:7480kB min:44kB low:56kB high:68kB active_anon:0kB inactive_anon:7832kB active_file:472kB inactive_file:4kB unevictable:0kB writepending:0kB present:15956kB managed:15872kB mlocked:0kB kernel_stack:0kB pagetables:12kB bounce:0kB free_pcp:0kB local_pcp:0kB free_cma:0kB
> [39041.689136] lowmem_reserve[]: 0 1865 1865 1865
> [39041.689138] Node 0 DMA32 free:7244kB min:19472kB low:21380kB high:23288kB active_anon:315360kB inactive_anon:188144kB active_file:425164kB inactive_file:430120kB unevictable:2208kB writepending:700kB present:2080768kB managed:1674968kB mlocked:2208kB kernel_stack:9632kB pagetables:11588kB bounce:0kB free_pcp:3740kB local_pcp:528kB free_cma:0kB
> [39041.689140] lowmem_reserve[]: 0 0 0 0
> [39041.689142] Node 0 DMA: 6*4kB (UME) 6*8kB (UE) 7*16kB (UME) 6*32kB (ME) 5*64kB (UME) 3*128kB (UE) 5*256kB (UME) 2*512kB (ME) 2*1024kB (UE) 1*2048kB (M) 0*4096kB = 7480kB
> [39041.689148] Node 0 DMA32: 69*4kB (U) 315*8kB (UE) 138*16kB (UE) 70*32kB (UE) 0*64kB 0*128kB 0*256kB 0*512kB 0*1024kB 0*2048kB 0*4096kB = 7244kB
> [39041.689153] 214701 total pagecache pages
> [39041.689155] 273 pages in swap cache
> [39041.689156] Swap cache stats: add 100978, delete 100706, find 1158/1257
> [39041.689156] Free swap  = 3790588kB
> [39041.689157] Total swap = 4194300kB
> [39041.689157] 524181 pages RAM
> [39041.689158] 0 pages HighMem/MovableOnly
> [39041.689158] 101471 pages reserved
> [39041.689159] 0 pages cma reserved
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
>> index e8a112149..3cca2ffb2 100644
>> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
>> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
>> @@ -6192,7 +6192,6 @@ static netdev_tx_t rtl8169_start_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb,
>>  	struct device *d = tp_to_dev(tp);
>>  	dma_addr_t mapping;
>>  	u32 opts[2], len;
>> -	bool stop_queue;
>>  	int frags;
>>  
>>  	if (unlikely(!rtl_tx_slots_avail(tp, skb_shinfo(skb)->nr_frags))) {
>> @@ -6234,6 +6233,8 @@ static netdev_tx_t rtl8169_start_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb,
>>  
>>  	txd->opts2 = cpu_to_le32(opts[1]);
>>  
>> +	netdev_sent_queue(dev, skb->len);
>> +
>>  	skb_tx_timestamp(skb);
>>  
>>  	/* Force memory writes to complete before releasing descriptor */
>> @@ -6246,14 +6247,14 @@ static netdev_tx_t rtl8169_start_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb,
>>  
>>  	tp->cur_tx += frags + 1;
>>  
>> -	stop_queue = !rtl_tx_slots_avail(tp, MAX_SKB_FRAGS);
>> -	if (unlikely(stop_queue))
>> -		netif_stop_queue(dev);
>> -
>> -	if (__netdev_sent_queue(dev, skb->len, skb->xmit_more))
>> -		RTL_W8(tp, TxPoll, NPQ);
>> +	RTL_W8(tp, TxPoll, NPQ);
>>  
>> -	if (unlikely(stop_queue)) {
>> +	if (!rtl_tx_slots_avail(tp, MAX_SKB_FRAGS)) {
>> +		/* Avoid wrongly optimistic queue wake-up: rtl_tx thread must
>> +		 * not miss a ring update when it notices a stopped queue.
>> +		 */
>> +		smp_wmb();
>> +		netif_stop_queue(dev);
>>  		/* Sync with rtl_tx:
>>  		 * - publish queue status and cur_tx ring index (write barrier)
>>  		 * - refresh dirty_tx ring index (read barrier).
>>
> 
>