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[Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/2] e1000: Introducing an upper bound of interrupts

From: Sameeh Jubran
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/2] e1000: Introducing an upper bound of interrupts
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:37:56 +0200

This patch series introduces an upper bound for the number of interrupts
per second. This feature is supported by the real hardware, however up
until now it wasn't implemented in e1000. This feature is very
significant, it can prevent an interrupt storm by giving the driver
a bounded inter-interrupt interval to handle interrupts.

This patch was made after observing an interrupt storm in Windows 10
when disabling e1000.

How reproducible:

Steps to reproduce:
1. Start Win 10 guest with e1000 device.
2. Go to device manager and try to disable and enable the device.
3. After several enable/disable to the device the guest hangs when
the device is being disabled.

Actual results:
Guest hang after click OK button.

Expected results:
Device is disabled.

After applying the patch the guest no longer hangs, and an Iperf test
ran successfully.

Sameeh Jubran (2):
  e1000: Fixing interrupts pace.
  Revert "e1000: fix hang of win2k12 shutdown with flood ping"

 hw/net/e1000.c | 13 ++++++++-----
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)


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