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Date:   Wed, 13 May 2020 17:47:50 -0700
From:   Stephen Hemminger <>
To:     Maciej Fijalkowski <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH iproute2-next] tc: mqprio: reject queues count/offset
 pair count higher than num_tc

On Wed, 13 May 2020 21:47:17 +0200
Maciej Fijalkowski <> wrote:

> Provide a sanity check that will make sure whether queues count/offset
> pair count will not exceed the actual number of TCs being created.
> Example command that is invalid because there are 4 count/offset pairs
> whereas num_tc is only 2.
>  # tc qdisc add dev enp96s0f0 root mqprio num_tc 2 map 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
> queues 4@0 4@4 4@8 4@12 hw 1 mode channel
> Store the parsed count/offset pair count onto a dedicated variable that
> will be compared against opt.num_tc after all of the command line
> arguments were parsed. Bail out if this count is higher than opt.num_tc
> and let user know about it.
> Drivers were swallowing such commands as they were iterating over
> count/offset pairs where num_tc was used as a delimiter, so this is not
> a big deal, but better catch such misconfiguration at the command line
> argument parsing level.
> Signed-off-by: Maciej Fijalkowski <>

This doesn't have to wait for iproute2-next.
Can pick it up on the master side (after review).

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