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Date:   Sun, 5 May 2019 11:14:27 -0700
From:   Eric Dumazet <>
To:     Cong Wang <>,
Cc:     Eric Dumazet <>
Subject: Re: [Patch net-next v2] sch_htb: redefine htb qdisc overlimits

On 5/4/19 2:43 PM, Cong Wang wrote:
> In commit 3c75f6ee139d ("net_sched: sch_htb: add per class overlimits counter")
> we added an overlimits counter for each HTB class which could
> properly reflect how many times we use up all the bandwidth
> on each class. However, the overlimits counter in HTB qdisc
> does not, it is way bigger than the sum of each HTB class.
> In fact, this qdisc overlimits counter increases when we have
> no skb to dequeue, which happens more often than we run out of
> bandwidth.
> It makes more sense to make this qdisc overlimits counter just
> be a sum of each HTB class, in case people still get confused.
> I have verified this patch with one single HTB class, where HTB
> qdisc counters now always match HTB class counters as expected.
> Eric suggested we could fold this field into 'direct_pkts' as
> we only use its 32bit on 64bit CPU, this saves one cache line.
> Cc: Eric Dumazet <>
> Signed-off-by: Cong Wang <>
> ---

Reviewed-by: Eric Dumazet <>

Thanks !

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