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Date:	Mon, 05 May 2014 09:24:13 -0700
From:	Ben Greear <>
To:	Jesper Dangaard Brouer <>
CC:	John Fastabend <>,
	Zhouyi Zhou <>,,,,,,,,,
	Zhouyi Zhou <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] netdev: pktgen xmit packet through vlan interface

On 05/05/2014 08:12 AM, Jesper Dangaard Brouer wrote:
> On Fri, 02 May 2014 07:00:00 -0700
> John Fastabend <> wrote:
>> On 5/2/2014 6:19 AM, Jesper Dangaard Brouer wrote:
>>> On Fri,  2 May 2014 15:18:12 +0800
>>> Zhouyi Zhou <> wrote:
>>>> As
>>>> pktgen generates shared packet through vlan interface will cause
>>>> oops because of duplicate entering tc queue.
>>>> Try to solve this problem by means of packet clone instead of sharing.
>>> I really don't like adding this stuff to the fast path of pktgen.
>>> Why would you use pktgen on a VLAN?
>> Its a good way to test qdiscs. When you run pktgen over the VLAN
>> you exercise the lower devices qdisc.
> I do (personally) need a faster way/tool to exercise the qdisc path.
> I'm currently using trafgen, but it is not fast enough for my 10G
> testing.
> Perhaps we could add a pktgen option, that explicitly enable
> transmitting on qdisc path.  And when adding a VLAN device, auto enable
> that mode?

You could just force pktgen to not support multi-skb on vlan interfaces?

I thought we went through this a year or two ago and came up with
something like a 'pktgen-challenged' network interface flag?


Ben Greear <>
Candela Technologies Inc

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