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Date:	Thu, 05 Jun 2008 07:43:24 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] NET: DCB generic netlink interface

From: "Waskiewicz Jr, Peter P" <>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 23:23:00 -0700

> I'm not sure I follow this.  DCB is a scheduling policy, but that
> scheduling policy is in the hardware.  The configuration interface,
> which is what this is, happens out of band of any scheduling policies in
> the kernel.  It's very analogous to the wireless configuration layer for
> mac80211 that uses generic netlink.

And I'm saying we should have a equivalent software scheduler in
the kernel that can implement this if the hardware offloaded version
isn't present.

It overlaps existing functionality to a certain extent, and there is
no real reason for that overlap to exist.  The question is which
(the existing facilities or the new one) subsumes which.
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