[Make-wifi-fast] [PATCH v5] mac80211: Move reorder-sensitive TX handlers to after TXQ dequeue.

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Thu Sep 1 13:59:05 EDT 2016

> To avoid having to deal with fragmentation on dequeue, the split is
> set to be after the fragmentation handler. This means that some
> reordering of TX handlers is necessary, and some handlers had to be
> made aware of fragmentation due to this reordering.

Come to think of it, that's actually counterproductive.

If a fragment is dropped, or even just if fragments are reordered, the
receiver will not be able to defragment the frame, and will thus drop
it. Therefore, it's all-or-nothing, and we shouldn't transmit any
fragment if we drop/reorder one (*).

So ... I think you'll just have to deal with fragmentation on the
codel/fq/whatever queues and keep fragments together, or do
fragmentation afterwards.


(*) also, couldn't this mean that we send something completely stupid


if reordering happened?

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