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From: Juergen Pfeiffer <>
Subject: Re: long disable of Softirqs in br_forward_delay_timer_expired()
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 10:35:21 +0100	[thread overview]
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Juergen Pfeiffer schrieb:
> I had problems in my implementation of Profibus-protocol, because my 
> FDL-State machine is implemented in tasklets and
> sometimes there were situations, where Soft-Irqs were disabled for 
> 20-40mS (Coldfire 5485 / 96MHz).
> After inserting some testpoints in kernels source, doing dump_stack(), 
> when the jiffie-time get longer then 20mS,
> i detected the place of the long Soft-Irq disable in function
> static void br_forward_delay_timer_expired(..)
> inside file "net/bridge/br_stp_timer.c"
> It does a
> spin_lock_bh(..);
> ... some functionality;
> spin_unlock_bh(..);


I found the reason for the long disabling of Soft-Irqs:

In-between the spin_lock_bh() and spin_unlock_bh() was a printk() going 
to serial console with 19200baud.
So it took easily 30mS for console-output.

No i start klogd an the log Messages go to a file in tmpfs in a short time.

Juergen Pfeiffer,
Seskion GmbH
Karlsruher Str. 11/1
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen

      reply	other threads:[~2007-01-19  9:35 UTC|newest]

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2007-01-18 13:44 Juergen Pfeiffer
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