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Date:	Fri, 12 Feb 2010 12:03:40 -0700
From:	Eldon Koyle <>
Subject: Re: ixgbe RSS not working as expected with 8021q and bridging

On  Feb 10 13:50-0700, Eldon Koyle wrote:
> I am now trying with the in-tree ixgbe driver.  I am still
> seeing some unusual behavior when bridging VLAN interfaces.  It looks
> like there is an off-by-one error in the mapping from rx queue to tx
> queue (ie. packets are sent on <rx queue number>-1 instead of using the
> same rx and tx queue number).
> Any idea what might cause this?

Looking at the code, we are having difficulty finding the problem.  I
think we did find an accounting error in the vlan code, though.

In net/8021q/vlan_dev.c:

static netdev_tx_t vlan_dev_hard_start_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb,
                                            struct net_device *dev)
        int i = skb_get_queue_mapping(skb);
        struct netdev_queue *txq = netdev_get_tx_queue(dev, i);      
        if (likely(ret == NET_XMIT_SUCCESS)) {
                txq->tx_bytes += len;
        } else

skb_get_queue_mapping returns skb->queue_mapping, which is rx_queue + 1
or 0 for unset.

Does dev->_tx[0] have some special meaning, or is this wrong?

Eldon Koyle
I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.
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