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Date:	Sun, 20 Jul 2008 22:32:35 +0800
From:	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
To:	davem@...emloft.net (David Miller)
Cc:	kaber@...sh.net, hadi@...erus.ca, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	johannes@...solutions.net, linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 20/31]: pkt_sched: Perform bulk of qdisc destruction in RCU.

David Miller <davem@...emloft.net> wrote:
> 
> Are we really really sure it's OK to let users do this?  :)

Well security questions aside, I have seen this used on routers
to ensure certain traffic (e.g., VOIP) get preferential treatment
when it comes to transmission.

Of course some of these routers setup custom qdiscs so they wouldn't
be affected, but there may be ones out there relying on the default
pfifo.

Now I understand that having a pfifo is an anathema to multi-queue TX
by definition.  However, even if we couldn't preserve the full
semantics by default, if we could at least preserve the ordering
within each queue it would still be a plus.

Cheers,
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