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Date:	Wed, 4 Nov 2009 11:49:22 +0000
From:	Jarek Poplawski <>
To:	Changli Gao <>
Cc:	Jamal Hadi Salim <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sch_htb.c consume the classes's tokens bellow the

On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 07:21:48PM +0800, Changli Gao wrote:
> > cl->mbuffer is only to limit some extreme effects, so more of an
> > exception, not a main tool of rate control. (It really should be
> > useless most of the time if classes don't stop sending and aren't
> > deprived of their full rate for really long time.)
> >
> I don't think so. Although a class's tokens may be negative, but its
> ctokens may be positive. Charging its tokens is to prevent its cmode
> from being changed to HTB_CAN_SEND from HTB_CANT_SEND directly.

I think, you should really better show some tests proving your patch
is needed and doesn't affect a case I described, instead of trying to
discuss the meaninig of all HTB variables here.

Jarek P.
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