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Date:	Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:57:35 -0500 (EST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [net PATCH] IFF_NO_QUEUE: Fix for drivers not calling

From: Phil Sutter <>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2016 15:37:43 +0100

> My implementation around IFF_NO_QUEUE driver flag assumed that leaving
> tx_queue_len untouched (specifically: not setting it to zero) by drivers
> would make it possible to assign a regular qdisc to them without having
> to worry about setting tx_queue_len to a useful value. This was only
> partially true: I overlooked that some drivers don't call ether_setup()
> and therefore not initialize tx_queue_len to the default value of 1000.
> Consequently, removing the workarounds in place for that case in qdisc
> implementations which cared about it (namely, pfifo, bfifo, gred, htb,
> plug and sfb) leads to problems with these specific interface types and
> qdiscs.
> Luckily, there's already a sanitization point for drivers setting
> tx_queue_len to zero, which can be reused to assign the fallback value
> most qdisc implementations used, which is 1.
> Fixes: 348e3435cbefa ("net: sched: drop all special handling of tx_queue_len == 0")
> Tested-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <>
> Signed-off-by: Phil Sutter <>

Applied and queued up for -stable, thanks.

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