On Wed, 2004-06-09 at 01:51, Vladimir Kondratiev wrote:
> > Is it a FIFO or there are several DMA rings involved? If the later:
> > when do you stop the netdevice (i.e call netif_stop_queue())?
> You hit the problem.
Sorry, I should have made it clear and reemphasized it a few times. I
think Jean understands the issue but not its repurcassions.
> Due to single queue, I can't provide separate back
> pressure for different access categories. What I do now, I do some internal
> buffering and netif_stop_queue() when total number of packets (or bytes)
> exceed some threshold. Of course, with watermarks to fight jitter.
Will work fine if you have mostly only one priority really.
> Let's consider real example. Some application do FTP transfer, lots of data.
> Simultaneously, voice-over-IP connection invoked. Now question is: how to
> assure voice quality?
Non-trivial with current setup.
> Accordingly to TGe, voice is send either with high
> priority, or in TSPEC. If we will send all packets with high priority, we
> will hit ourselves. If we can't provide some back pressure for low priority
> traffic, it will block voice packets, since some moment you should
> Ideal would be if I can call netif_stop_queue(id), separately for each id.
Looking at the transmit path code it seems doable.
for each dev->id you also maintain a dev->id_state.
We either use skb->fwmark or skb->priority to map to the different
The major challenge would be how to start the different queues once they
are stopped. I suspect there is only tx completed interupt; i take it
you can tell when each of the FIFOs is ready to swallow more packets?