[Codel] [RFC PATCH v2] tcp: TCP Small Queues

Eric Dumazet eric.dumazet at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 11:54:03 EDT 2012

On Wed, 2012-07-11 at 08:43 -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
> On 07/11/2012 08:25 AM, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> > On Wed, 2012-07-11 at 08:16 -0700, Ben Greear wrote:
> >
> >> I haven't read your patch in detail, but I was wondering if this feature
> >> would cause trouble for applications that are servicing many sockets at once
> >> and so might take several ms between handling each individual socket.
> >>
> >
> > Well, this patch has no impact for such applications. In fact their
> > send()/write() will return to userland faster than before (for very
> > large send())
> Maybe I'm just confused.  Is your patch just mucking with
> the queues below the tcp xmit queues?  From the patch description
> I was thinking you were somehow directly limiting the TCP xmit
> queues...

I dont limit tcp xmit queues. I might avoid excessive autotuning.

> If you are just draining the tcp xmit queues on a new/faster
> trigger, then I see no problem with that, and no need for
> a per-socket control.

Thats the plan : limiting numer of bytes in Qdisc, not number of bytes
in socket write queue.

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