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Date:	Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:43:50 -0800
From:	Stephen Hemminger <>
To:	Jiri Pirko <>
Cc:	Eric Dumazet <>,
	Stephen Hemminger <>,,,,
Subject: Re: inaccurate packet scheduling

On Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:40:36 +0100
Jiri Pirko <> wrote:

> Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 07:06:53PM CET, wrote:
> >> No such messages in log
> >>
> >>>Also turn off TSO since it screws up any form of rate control.
> >>
> >> Turning off TSO did not help. However, turning off scatter-gather
> >> helped, on both HP DL360G8 (igb) and IBM JS22 (ehea).
> >>
> >
> >Think to also disable GSO
> On rhel6 kernel (2.6.32-based) I have to disable GSO as well.
> The question is: Is this a bug or is it mandatory to get this offload
> disabled in order to TBF to be working correctly?
> Thanks a bunch.
> Jiri
> >
> >Alternatively, you can use "mtu 65536" to allow TBF to send packets
> >bigger than 2048 bytes

It is really a bug. The packet schedulers mostly assume that a single
skb results in a single packet, and that the skb->len equals the size
of the packet on the wire.
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