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

Toke Høiland-Jørgensen toke at redhat.com
Mon Oct 7 15:40:40 EDT 2019

Johannes Berg <johannes at sipsolutions.net> writes:

> 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.

Indeed :)

>> 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?

By "it all" I meant "all the airtime fairness stuff". Other than that, I
didn't have anything in particular in mind. I just kinda assumed there
would be lots of places that had an implicit assumption that all devices
on the same phy shares a channel...


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