Re: txqueuelen has wrong units; should be time

From: John W. Linville
Date: Mon Feb 28 2011 - 11:15:46 EST

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 09:07:53PM +0100, Eric Dumazet wrote:

> Qdisc should return to caller a good indication packet is queued or
> dropped at enqueue() time... not later (aka : never)
> Accepting a packet at t0, and dropping it later at t0+limit without
> giving any indication to caller is a problem.

Can you elaborate on what problem this causes? Is it any worse than
if the packet is dropped at some later hop?

Is there any API that could report the drop to the sender (at
least a local one) without having to wait for the ack timeout?
Should there be?

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