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Date:	Fri, 17 Aug 2007 18:21:25 -0700
From:	"Kok, Auke" <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] restore netdev_priv optimization (planb)

David Miller wrote:
> From: Stephen Hemminger <>
> Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 17:49:09 -0700
>> Fix optimization of netdev_priv() lost by the addition of multiqueue.
>> Only configurations that define MULITQUEUE need the extra overhead in
>> netdevice structure and the loss of the netdev_priv optimization.
>> Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <>
> Every distribution vendor is going to turn MULTIQUEUE on.  Therefore
> %99 of Linux users will not see any gain from your patch.
> You're walking around in a dark room and hitting walls every
> few seconds.  Take a moment and think about how to really deal
> with this generically for a second before churning out another
> patch.
> For example, how about making the multiqueue limit fixed, say at 64
> queues, and declare the egress_queues as an array of 64 entries.  Then
> you can get constant pointer formation for both the netdev priv and
> the queues.

this sounds highly optimistic ("64 queues is enough for everyone"?) and probably 
will be quickly outdated by both hardware and demand...


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