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Date:	Thu, 11 Sep 2008 12:10:10 +0000
From:	Jarek Poplawski <>
To:	Herbert Xu <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH take 2] pkt_sched: Fix qdisc_watchdog() vs.
	dev_deactivate() race

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 09:54:49PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 11:51:32AM +0000, Jarek Poplawski wrote:
> > 
> > IMHO, the most reasonable test here is for all tx_queues of a qdisc
> > beeing stopped, but since this is quite heavy, probably we need an
> > additional qdisc flag for such an occasion.
> Yes we could do that too.  Although the head-of-qdisc approach
> will eventually lead to the same result.  That is, as you pop
> things off the head eventually you'll hit a packet that belongs
> to the stopped queue and that'll then block the whole qdisc.
> So I don't think there's anything inherently advantageous in
> checking all the queues.

Yes, but this is only because this current behaviour of blocking all
transmit by one stopped tx_queue is wrong (IMHO), and with sch_multiq
there should be a real advantage.

Jarek P.
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