[Make-wifi-fast] [PATCH 1/2] mac80211: Implement Airtime-based Queue Limit (AQL)

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Mon Oct 7 15:23:49 EDT 2019

On Sun, 2019-10-06 at 19:40 +0200, Toke Høiland-Jørgensen wrote:

> > That's a good point.  I haven't thought about real simultaneous dual
> > band chipset and such chipset do exists now. Is RSDB support coming to
> > mac80211 soon? Just curious if it will be just virtual interfaces or
> > something else. I chose "local" instead of "sdata" thinking about the
> > case of several virtual interfaces (AP, STA, MESH) operates in the
> > same channel, then the interface total could be a better choice.
> > 
> > I am ok with moving the "aql_total_pending_airtime" into sdata, but
> > afraid that's not the most optimal choice for the case of multiple
> > virtual interfaces operates in the same channel.
> > Maybe we could leave it in "local" for now. What do you think?
> I'd lean towards keeping it in 'local' for consistency with all the
> other airtime stuff. For now, I think having multiple SSIDs on the same
> radio is more common than the reverse (multiple bands on a single
> radio).
> In particular, the per-group airtime fairness stuff is definitely
> designed on the assumption that all BSSes share the same band.

s/band/channel/, presumably.

> So if and when we start supporting true multi-band devices we'll have to
> change these things anyway. So might as well keep everything together so
> it all gets fixed :)

I guess I'm OK with that, but I'm pretty sure this will come up sooner
rather than later ...

What else is there though?


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