parallelize ifnet.if_addrhead

Sepherosa Ziehau sepherosa at
Wed Mar 5 06:15:11 PST 2008

On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 3:37 AM, Matthew Dillon
<dillon at> wrote:
> :Hi,
> :
>  :Following patch parallelizes ifnet.if_addrhead accessing
>  :Change ifnet.if_addrhead is serialized by netisr0
>  :
>  :Please review it:
>  :
>  :
>  :I have run this patch on all of my boxes for ~one month, so it should
>  :be safe to test, if your box is not two miles away from you :)
>  :
>  :Best Regards,
>  :sephe
>     It looks reasonable.  I'm not sure if you are going to need a
>     critical section inside ifa_iflink() and ifa_ifunlink().
>     I'm a tad worried about ifa_iflink/unlink calls being made from
>     interrupt threads.  It should work even with a migration race.
>     The overhead will be nasty but those calls aren't in the critical
>     path so as long as it works I think it is fine.

Well, that's also what uneases me too.
I will generate a more involved patch :)

Best Regards,

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