Re: [PATCH] net: Add support for handling queueing in hardware

From: David Miller
Date: Fri Mar 22 2013 - 10:11:46 EST

From: Andy Fleming <afleming@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 08:52:04 -0500

> The QDisc code does a bunch of locking which is unnecessary if
> you have hardware which handles all of the queueing. Add
> support for this, and skip over all of the queueing code if
> the feature is enabled on a given device, which breaks QDisc
> support on dpaa_eth, and also coopts the FCOE feature bit.
> Signed-off-by: Andy Fleming <afleming@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Ben Collins <ben.c@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Sorry, no.

If we are going to support something like this then there needs to
be full coordination, configuration wise, so that if we enable
a qdisc that the hardware supports we submit it directly, but if
we enable a qdisc the HW does not support, we still use the software

This also means that we need to have a way to determine if the qdisc
configuration exceeds that parametorial limits of the device's HW
capabilities, and fallback to software qdisc in those cases too.
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