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Date:	Fri,  7 Dec 2007 12:48:08 -0500
From:	"Ed L. Cashin" <>
Cc:	"Ed L. Cashin" <>, Greg KH <>
Subject: [PATCH 10/13] add module parameter for users who need more outstanding I/O

An AoE target provides an estimate of the number of outstanding
commands that the AoE initiator can send before getting a response.
The aoe_maxout parameter provides a way to set an even lower limit.
It will not allow a user to use more outstanding commands than the
target permits.  If a user discovers a problem with a large setting,
this parameter provides a way for us to work with them to debug the
problem.  We expect to improve the dynamic window sizing algorithm and
drop this parameter.  For the time being, it is a debugging aid.

Signed-off-by: Ed L. Cashin <>
 drivers/block/aoe/aoecmd.c |   10 +++++++---
 1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/block/aoe/aoecmd.c b/drivers/block/aoe/aoecmd.c
index 7a96183..e92d885 100644
--- a/drivers/block/aoe/aoecmd.c
+++ b/drivers/block/aoe/aoecmd.c
@@ -18,6 +18,11 @@ static int aoe_deadsecs = 60 * 3;
 module_param(aoe_deadsecs, int, 0644);
 MODULE_PARM_DESC(aoe_deadsecs, "After aoe_deadsecs seconds, give up and fail dev.");
+static int aoe_maxout = 16;
+module_param(aoe_maxout, int, 0644);
+	"Only aoe_maxout outstanding packets for every MAC on eX.Y.");
 static struct sk_buff *
 new_skb(ulong len)
@@ -984,7 +989,6 @@ aoecmd_cfg_rsp(struct sk_buff *skb)
 	struct aoeif *ifp;
 	ulong flags, sysminor, aoemajor;
 	struct sk_buff *sl;
-	enum { MAXFRAMES = 16 };
 	u16 n;
 	h = (struct aoe_hdr *) skb_mac_header(skb);
@@ -1009,8 +1013,8 @@ aoecmd_cfg_rsp(struct sk_buff *skb)
 	n = be16_to_cpu(ch->bufcnt);
-	if (n > MAXFRAMES)	/* keep it reasonable */
+	if (n > aoe_maxout)	/* keep it reasonable */
+		n = aoe_maxout;
 	d = aoedev_by_sysminor_m(sysminor);
 	if (d == NULL) {

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