[Codel] [PATCHv4 5/5] mac80211: add debug knobs for codel

Michal Kazior michal.kazior at tieto.com
Fri May 6 01:27:12 EDT 2016

On 5 May 2016 at 17:21, Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 4:00 AM, Michal Kazior <michal.kazior at tieto.com> wrote:
>> This adds a few debugfs entries to make it easier
>> to test, debug and experiment.
> I might argue in favor of moving all these (inc the fq ones) into
> their own dir, maybe "aqm" or "sqm".
> The mixture of read only stats and configuration vars is a bit confusing.
> Also in my testing of the previous patch, actually seeing the stats
> get updated seemed to be highly async or inaccurate. For example, it
> was obvious from the captures themselves that codel_ce_mark-ing was
> happening, but the actual numbers out of wack with the mark seen or
> fq_backlog seen.  (I can go back to revisit this)

That's kind of expected since all of these bits are exposed as
separate debugfs entries/files. To avoid that it'd be necessary to
provide a single debugfs entry/file whose contents are generated on
open() while holding local->fq.lock. But then you could argue it
should contain all per-sta-tid info as well (backlog, flows, drops) as
well instead of having them in netdev*/stations/*/txqs.



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