[Make-wifi-fast] [Codel] [PATCHv3 2/5] mac80211: implement fair queueing per txq

Michal Kazior michal.kazior at tieto.com
Mon Apr 18 09:36:24 EDT 2016

On 18 April 2016 at 14:31, Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2016-04-18 at 07:16 +0200, Michal Kazior wrote:
>> I guess .h file can give the compiler an opportunity for more
>> optimizations. With .c you would need LTO which I'm not sure if it's
>> available everywhere.
> This makes little sense really. Otherwise everything would be in .h
> files.
> include/net/codel.h is an include file because both codel and fq_codel
> use a common template for codel_dequeue() in fast path.
> But net/mac80211/fq.h is included once, so should be a .c

FWIW cfg80211 drivers might become another user of the fq/codel stuff
in the future.

Arguably I should make include/net/codel.h not be qdisc specific as it
is now (and hence re-usable by mac80211) and submit fq.h to
include/net/. Would that be better (it'll probably take a lot longer
to propagate over trees, no?)

> Certainly all the code in control plan is not fast path and does not
> deserve being duplicated.

Good point. The fq init/reset stuff is probably a good example.

However if I were to put fq.h into include/net/ where should I put the
init/reset stuff then? net/core/?


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