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SubjectRE: [PATCH] net: fec: select queue depending on VLAN priority
From: David Miller <> Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 9:39 PM
>Cc: Andy Duan <>;;
>;; linux-
>Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: fec: select queue depending on VLAN priority
>From: Stefan Agner <>
>Date: Mon, 8 May 2017 22:37:08 -0700
>> Since the addition of the multi queue code with commit 59d0f7465644
>> ("net: fec: init multi queue date structure") the queue selection has
>> been handelt by the default transmit queue selection implementation
>> which tries to evenly distribute the traffic across all available
>> queues. This selection presumes that the queues are using an equal
>> priority, however, the queues 1 and 2 are actually of higher priority
>> (the classification of the queues is enabled in fec_enet_enable_ring).
>> This can lead to net scheduler warnings and continuous TX ring dumps
>> when exercising the system with iperf.
>> Use only queue 0 for all common traffic (no VLAN and P802.1p priority
>> 0 and 1) and route level 2-7 through queue 1 and 2.
>> Signed-off-by: Fugang Duan <>
>> Fixes: 59d0f7465644 ("net: fec: init multi queue date structure")
>If the queues are used for prioritization, and it does not have multiple normal
>priority level queues, multiqueue is not what the driver should have
Firstly, HW multiple queues support:
- Traffic-shaping bandwidth distribution supports credit-based and round-robin-based policies. Either policy can be combined with time-based shaping.
- AVB (Audio Video Bridging, IEEE 802.1Qav) features:
* Credit-based bandwidth distribution policy can be combined with time-based shaping
* AVB endpoint talker and listener support
* Support for arbitration between different priority traffic (for example, AVB class A, AVB class B, and non-AVB)
Round-robin-based policies:
It has the same priority for three queues: In the round-robin QoS scheme, each queue is given an equal opportunity to transmit one frame. For example, if queue n has a frame to transmit, the queue transmits its frame. After queue n has transmitted its frame, or if queue n does not have a frame to transmit, queue n+1 is then allowed to transmit its frame, and so on.

Credit-based policies:
The AVB credit based shaper acts independently, per class, to control the bandwidth distribution between normal traffic and time-sensitive traffic with respect to the total link bandwidth available.
Credit based shaper conbined with time-based shaping:
- priority: ClassA queue > ClassB queue > best effort
- ensure the queue bandwidth as user set based on time-based shaping algorithms (transmitter transmit frame from three queue in turn based on time-based shaping algorithms)
And in real AVB case, each streaming can be independent, and are fixed on related queue. Then driver level should implement .ndo_select_queue() to put the streaming into related queue. That is what the patch did.

The current driver config the three queue to credit-based policies (AVB), the patch seems no problem for the implementation. Do you have any suggestion ?


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