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Date:	Tue, 10 Nov 2009 20:14:09 +0800
From:	Changli Gao <>
To:	Patrick McHardy <>
Cc:	Eric Dumazet <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,,
	Tom Herbert <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ifb: add multi-queue support

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 7:41 PM, Patrick McHardy <> wrote:
> Changli Gao wrote:
>> 2009/11/10 Eric Dumazet <>:
>> The whole ifb.c file is attached, please review and test it. Thanks!
>> /* Number of TX queues per ifb */
>> static int numtxqs = 1;
>> module_param(numtxqs, int, 0444);
>> MODULE_PARM_DESC(numtxqs, "Number of TX queues per ifb");
> Module parameters suck as a configuration API. The existing numifbs
> option exists purely for compatibility reasons, I'd prefer if you'd
> this to the netlink interface.

How to do that? I haven't found any examples. Is there a interface to
config the number of the TX queues of a NIC.

>> static int __init ifb_init_one(int index)
>> {
>>       struct net_device *dev_ifb;
>>       int err;
>>       dev_ifb = alloc_netdev_mq(sizeof(struct ifb_private) * numtxqs, "ifb%d",
>>                                 ifb_setup, numtxqs);
> This won't work for the rtnl_link setup since the size must
> be constant.

Does this work?

        ifb_link_ops.priv_size = sizeof(struct ifb_private) * numtxqs;
        err = __rtnl_link_register(&ifb_link_ops);

Changli Gao(
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