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Date:	Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:15:21 -0500
From:	Greg Kuperman <gregk@....EDU>
To:	Eric Dumazet <>
Cc:	netdev <>
Subject: Re: Requeues and ECN marking

That was silly. That was just the latest test to see what I can
change. My actual setup that I have been running is the following:

tc qdisc add dev eth1 root red min 2000 max 10000 probability 1.0
limit 1000000 burst 10 avpkt 1000 bandwidth 125 ecn

Thank you for pointing that out, because the problem went away (when
earlier it was still present). I also changed the txqueuelen to 1,
which in conjunction with an appropriately sized burst, allows RED to
work properly. I unfortunately forgot that I set the burst to a too
high value.

What I don't understand then, is if I see the following:
qdisc red 8004: root refcnt 2 limit 10000000b min 1b max 0b ecn
should it not begin marking right away? Is the burst creating a large
buffer between the queue and the device?

Thank you again for the help.


On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 12:59 PM, Eric Dumazet <> wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-02-03 at 12:48 -0500, Greg Kuperman wrote:
>> I am running RED queuing discipline on the egress of node 1 with the
>> following setup:
>> tc qdisc add dev eth1 root red burst 1000000 limit 10000000 avpkt 1000
>> ecn bandwidth 125 probability 1
> But these parameters are huge, and you get what you asked for.
> burst=1000000, and avpkt=1000 means you have to queue more than 1000
> packets before red being active, and marking packets eventually (or drop
> them if non ECN capable)
> Even probability=1 makes little sense.
> Please read for some guidance.
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