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Date:	Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:44:10 -0700
From:	Tom Herbert <>
To:	David Miller <>
Cc:	Linux Netdev List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 net-next] net: Functions to report space available in
 device TX queues

On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 5:33 PM, David Miller <> wrote:
> From: Tom Herbert <>
> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:27:56 -0700 (PDT)
>> This patch adds netdev_tx_avail_queue and netdev_avail_queue which are
>> used to report number of bytes available in transmit queues per BQL. The
>> functions call dql_avail which returns BQL limit minus number of
>> inflight bytes. These functions can be called without txlock, for
>> instance to ascertain how much data should be dequeued from a qdisc in
>> a batch. When called without the tx_lock, the result is technically a
>> hint, subsequently when the tx_lock is done for a transmit it is
>> possible the availability has changed (for example a transmit
>> completion may have freed up more space in the queue or changed the
>> limit).
>> Signed-off-by: Tom Herbert <>
> Ok this looks fine, but could you please resubmit this alongside
> the first use case?
It should be called when determining the best size for a transmit
batch, e.g. how many bytes to dequeue from qdisc on wakeup.

> Thanks.
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