lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
Hash Suite for Android: free password hash cracker in your pocket
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Fri, 11 Sep 2009 10:38:38 +1000
From:	Simon Horman <>
To:	Patrick McHardy <>
Subject: Re: igb bandwidth allocation configuration

On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 01:55:37PM +0200, Patrick McHardy wrote:
> Patrick McHardy wrote:
> > Simon Horman wrote:
> >>
> >> I have been looking into adding support the 82586's per-PF/VF
> >> bandwidth allocation to the igb driver. It seems that the trickiest
> >> part is working out how to expose things to user-space.
> >>
> >> ...
> >> Internally it seems that actually the limits are applied to HW Tx queues
> >> rather than directly VMs. There are 16 such queues. Accordingly it might
> >> be useful to design an interface to set limits per-queue using ethtool.
> >> But this would seem to also require exposing which queues are associated
> >> with which PF/VF.
> > 
> > Just an idea since I don't know much about this stuff:
> > 
> > Since we now have the mq packet scheduler, which exposes the device
> > queues as qdisc classes, how about adding driver-specific configuration
> > attributes that are passed to the driver by the mq scheduler? This
> > would allow to configure per-queue bandwidth limits using regular TC
> > commands and also use those limits without VFs for any kind of traffic.
> > Drivers not supporting this would refuse unsupported options.
> Attached patch demonstrates the idea. Compile-tested only.

Thanks, that seems like a pretty good idea to me.
I'll see if I can make it work.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe netdev" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at

Powered by blists - more mailing lists