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[Bug 1200243] Re: Network lock up Windows Azure/Hyper-V


Testing with "ethtool -K eth0 sg off" returns stability to the images.
Although the throughput is noticably impacted.

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  Network lock up Windows Azure/Hyper-V

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Bug description:
  Netwokring on Windows Azure 13.10 instance just lock up. After
  diagnosis, it appears that the root cause is networking. MS reports
  that OpenSUSE 12.3 had the same problem and was patched via:

  Signed-off-by: K. Y. Srinivasan <kys@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  Reviewed-by: Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  Reported-by: Olaf Hering <olh@xxxxxxx>

  Cc: Stable <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  (V3.8+)
   drivers/hv/ring_buffer.c |    1 +
   1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
  diff --git a/drivers/hv/ring_buffer.c b/drivers/hv/ring_buffer.c
  index cafa72f..d6fbb577 100644
  --- a/drivers/hv/ring_buffer.c
  +++ b/drivers/hv/ring_buffer.c
  @@ -71,6 +71,7 @@ u32 hv_end_read(struct hv_ring_buffer_info *rbi)
   static bool hv_need_to_signal(u32 old_write, struct hv_ring_buffer_info *rbi)
  +	smp_mb();
   	if (rbi->ring_buffer->interrupt_mask)
   		return false;

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