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Date:   Fri, 08 Mar 2019 12:01:41 +0100
From:   Paolo Abeni <>
To:     Eric Dumazet <>
Cc:     netdev <>,
        Eric Dumazet <>,
        John Fastabend <>,
        Jamal Hadi Salim <>,
        Cong Wang <>,
        Jiri Pirko <>,
        Ivan Vecera <>,
        "David S . Miller" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] net: sched: put back q.qlen into a single location


Thank you for fixing this!

On Thu, 2019-02-28 at 12:55 -0800, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> Later (net-next) we might revert this patch by tracking all these
> qlen uses and replace them by a more efficient method (not having
> to access a precise qlen, but an empty/non_empty status that might
> be less expensive to maintain/track).

We are working on this. The final goal is using this info to enable
TCQ_F_CAN_BYPASS for nolock qdisc, too, as we see regressions in
uncontended scenarios with pfifo_fast compared to pre TCQ_F_NOLOCK

Please let us know if the "empty/non_empty status" refactor is in your
radar, so we can avoid conflicts.



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