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Date:	Mon, 16 Nov 2009 19:10:54 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	shemminger@...tta.com
Cc:	xiaosuo@...il.com, kaber@...sh.net, eric.dumazet@...il.com,
	therbert@...gle.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ifb: add multi-queue support

From: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@...tta.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 08:39:05 -0800

> My $.02 is that receive packet steering RPS should be done generically at
> receive layer. Then all the CPU, mapping and configuration issues can be
> done once, not just for IFB, Bridge, VLAN, ... The number of users of IFB
> is small, and setup is complex. Steering packets in IFB is optimizing only
> a rarely used corner.
> 
> Layered link services like IFB need to be multi-threaded lockless to maintain
> the advantages of multi-queue and RPS.

You're probably right.
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