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e1000e polling mode



I have an Intel GigE adaptor on my hardware and my hardware (an embedded board) doesn't support interrupts. How do I make the e1000e driver to be working in polling mode?


From what I have found with Google, polling is enabled by default.  The device switches between interrupt mode and polling depending on whether there is more data than interrupt mode can handle.  Basically, if it is a low load on the network, it uses the interrupt mode.  If the load is to heavy for the device, then it switches to polling mode. 

Moderator note.  Please post your question only once.  Since this was the best section, I left this one and removed the other. 

Hope this helps. 

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