[Make-wifi-fast] [PATCH 3/3] mac80211: Set lower memory limit for non-VHT devices

Toke Høiland-Jørgensen toke at toke.dk
Fri Sep 30 10:35:49 EDT 2016

Johannes Berg <johannes at sipsolutions.net> writes:

>> > I kinda see the logic here - we really don't need to queue as much
>> > if we can't possibly transmit it out quickly - but it seems to me
>> > we should also throw in some kind of limit that's relative to the
>> > amount of memory you have on the system?
>> Yes, ideally. That goes for FQ-CoDel as well, BTW. LEDE currently
>> carries a patch for that which just changes the hard-coded default to
>> another hard-coded default. Not sure how to get a good value to use,
>> though; and deciding on how large a fraction of memory to use for
>> packets starts smelling an awful lot like setting policy in the
>> kernel, doesn't it?
> Yeah, I agree it does seem awkward.
> Perhaps we should instead pick a low limit and let users change it
> more easily (i.e. not debugfs)? I don't know a good answer to this
> either.

Hmm, I'll talk it over with some of the LEDE people who are more used to
dealing with these sorts of memory-constrained devices than I am. Will
send a patch if we come up with a good solution :)


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