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Date:	Wed, 06 Jun 2007 16:52:15 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] NET: Multiqueue network device support.

From: jamal <>
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 19:32:46 -0400

> On Wed, 2007-06-06 at 15:35 -0700, David Miller wrote:
> > With the above for transmit, and having N "struct napi_struct"
> > instances for MSI-X directed RX queues, we'll have no problem keeping
> > a 10gbit (or even faster) port completely full with lots of cpu to
> > spare on multi-core boxes.
> > 
> RX queues - yes, I can see;  TX queues, it doesnt make sense to put
> different rings on different CPUs.

For the locking is makes a ton of sense.

If you have sendmsg() calls going on N cpus, would you rather

1) All queue up to the single netdev->tx_lock


2) All take local per-hw-queue locks

to transmit the data they are sending?

I thought this was obvious... guess not :-)
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