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Date:	Sun, 24 Jun 2007 16:09:42 -0700
From:	Corey Hickey <>
To:	Patrick McHardy <>
CC:	lartc <>,
	Linux Netdev List <>
Subject: Re: [LARTC] ESFQ: request for user input

Patrick McHardy wrote:
> Corey Hickey wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I haven't been keeping up with sending ESFQ [ANNOUNCE] messages to this
>> list, but I've still been working on the patch. If you're curious about
>> recent changes, take a look at the home page, ChangeLog, and README:
>> Meanwhile, I'm interested in finally getting ESFQ included in the Linux
>> kernel. Before I start sending patches and requesting maintainer review,
>> however, there's one question I want to ask current or potential users
>> of SFQ and ESFQ:
>> Should ESFQ be merged into SFQ or remain as a separate qdisc?
> I've CCed netdev. I think merging parts of ESFQ (dynamic depth and
> flow number) would make a lot of sense, but I'm intending to submit
> an alternative to the ESFQ hashing scheme for 2.6.23:

Nice. I wasn't aware of that. Your patch looks like it supersedes ESFQ's
hashing, so, if it gets applied, that already removes a large chunk of
the differences between SFQ and ESFQ.

If I don't hear any opposition, then I'll keep an eye out for when your
patch gets accepted (assuming it does) and then submit patch(es) porting
the rest of ESFQ's features to SFQ.

I just subscribed myself to netdev.

> I have enough trust in ESFQ's stability that I don't think we need
> a new qdisc for this and could merge it in SFQ (and the "uses only
> 1 page" justification isn't true anymore anyway), but I also
> wouldn't mind adding a new qdisc.

Thanks for the trust; I'm sure that the patches will have to undergo
some cleanup either way, considering my newbieness to kernel development.

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