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Date:	Sat, 28 Sep 2013 15:36:10 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 net-next] net: introduce SO_MAX_PACING_RATE

From: Eric Dumazet <>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 08:20:52 -0700

> From: Eric Dumazet <>
> As mentioned in commit afe4fd062416b ("pkt_sched: fq: Fair Queue packet
> scheduler"), this patch adds a new socket option.
> SO_MAX_PACING_RATE offers the application the ability to cap the
> rate computed by transport layer. Value is in bytes per second.
> u32 val = 1000000;
> setsockopt(sockfd, SOL_SOCKET, SO_MAX_PACING_RATE, &val, sizeof(val));
> To be effectively paced, a flow must use FQ packet scheduler.
> Note that a packet scheduler takes into account the headers for its
> computations. The effective payload rate depends on MSS and retransmits
> if any.
> I chose to make this pacing rate a SOL_SOCKET option instead of a
> TCP one because this can be used by other protocols.
> Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <>

Applied, thanks Eric.
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