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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] tuntap: add flow control to support back pressure
From: Steven Galgano <>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:30:27 -0400

> Added optional per queue flow control support using IFF_FLOW_CONTROL. When the IFF_FLOW_CONTROL TUNSETIFF flag is specified it will set a per queue flag to indicate that the queue should be stopped using netif_tx_stop_queue(), rather than discarding frames once full. After reading a frame from the respective stopped queue, a netif_tx_wake_queue() is issued to signal resource availability.
> The per queue TUN_FLOW_CONTROL flag is stored in struct tun_file. This provides the flexibility to enable flow control on all, none or some queues when using IFF_MULTI_QUEUE. When not using IFF_MULTI_QUEUE, IFF_FLOW_CONTROL will apply to the single queue. No changes were made to the default drop frame policy.
> This change adds support for back pressure use cases.
> Reported-by: Brian Adamson <>
> Tested-by: Joseph Giovatto <>
> Signed-off-by: Steven Galgano <>

Please format your commit messages to ~80 columns of text.

It won't be automatically formatted by GIT and in fact it looks ugly
with all the wrapping in text based tools.

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