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Date:   Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:37:17 +0200
From:   Mark Jonas <>
To:     Wolfgang Grandegger <>,
        Marc Kleine-Budde <>
CC:     <>, <>,
        <>, <>,
        <>, <>,
        <>, <>,
        <>, <>,
        Mark Jonas <>
Subject: [PATCH v2 1/5] can: enable multi-queue for SocketCAN devices

From: Zhu Yi <>

The existing SocketCAN implementation provides alloc_candev() to
allocate a CAN device using a single Tx and Rx queue. This can lead to
priority inversion in case the single Tx queue is already full with low
priority messages and a high priority message needs to be sent while the
bus is fully loaded with medium priority messages.

This problem can be solved by using the existing multi-queue support of
the network subsytem. The commit makes it possible to use multi-queue in
the CAN subsystem in the same way it is used in the Ethernet subsystem
by adding an alloc_candev_mqs() call and accompanying macros. With this
support a CAN device can use multi-queue qdisc (e.g. mqprio) to avoid
the aforementioned priority inversion.

The exisiting functionality of alloc_candev() is the same as before.

CAN devices need to have prioritized multiple hardware queues or are
able to abort waiting for arbitration to make sensible use of

Signed-off-by: Zhu Yi <>
Signed-off-by: Mark Jonas <>
Reviewed-by: Heiko Schocher <>
 drivers/net/can/dev.c   | 8 +++++---
 include/linux/can/dev.h | 7 ++++++-
 2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/can/dev.c b/drivers/net/can/dev.c
index 365a8cc..ac8270c 100644
--- a/drivers/net/can/dev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/can/dev.c
@@ -702,7 +702,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(alloc_can_err_skb);
  * Allocate and setup space for the CAN network device
-struct net_device *alloc_candev(int sizeof_priv, unsigned int echo_skb_max)
+struct net_device *alloc_candev_mqs(int sizeof_priv, unsigned int echo_skb_max,
+				    unsigned int txqs, unsigned int rxqs)
 	struct net_device *dev;
 	struct can_priv *priv;
@@ -714,7 +715,8 @@ struct net_device *alloc_candev(int sizeof_priv, unsigned int echo_skb_max)
 		size = sizeof_priv;
-	dev = alloc_netdev(size, "can%d", NET_NAME_UNKNOWN, can_setup);
+	dev = alloc_netdev_mqs(size, "can%d", NET_NAME_UNKNOWN, can_setup,
+			       txqs, rxqs);
 	if (!dev)
 		return NULL;
@@ -733,7 +735,7 @@ struct net_device *alloc_candev(int sizeof_priv, unsigned int echo_skb_max)
 	return dev;
  * Free space of the CAN network device
diff --git a/include/linux/can/dev.h b/include/linux/can/dev.h
index 61f1cf2..07b73d2 100644
--- a/include/linux/can/dev.h
+++ b/include/linux/can/dev.h
@@ -142,7 +142,12 @@ u8 can_dlc2len(u8 can_dlc);
 /* map the sanitized data length to an appropriate data length code */
 u8 can_len2dlc(u8 len);
-struct net_device *alloc_candev(int sizeof_priv, unsigned int echo_skb_max);
+struct net_device *alloc_candev_mqs(int sizeof_priv, unsigned int echo_skb_max,
+				    unsigned int txqs, unsigned int rxqs);
+#define alloc_candev(sizeof_priv, echo_skb_max) \
+	alloc_candev_mqs(sizeof_priv, echo_skb_max, 1, 1)
+#define alloc_candev_mq(sizeof_priv, echo_skb_max, count) \
+	alloc_candev_mqs(sizeof_priv, echo_skb_max, count, count)
 void free_candev(struct net_device *dev);
 /* a candev safe wrapper around netdev_priv */

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