[PATCH 1/2] supplicant: Use high-priority queue for management packets.

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Wed Jan 15 09:06:39 EST 2014


On Tue, 2014-01-07 at 10:12 -0800, Ben Greear wrote:

> > That code isn't really documentation though :)
> 
> This page mentions it as well, about half way down.
> 
> http://wireless.kernel.org/en/developers/Documentation/mac80211/queues

Which again is mac80211 documentation.

> As is, unless the NIC has firmware that inspects packets and
> twiddles the queue selection based on that, some management packets do not go
> out in the VO queue.
> 
> With my patch, it (ath9k) seems to work properly.

Sure, but you're ignoring that there are drivers that aren't mac80211
based, nor forced to interpret the priority this way. At least not
unless you go to the trouble of defining it as such in the kernel.

Now, I'm not necessarily saying this would be a bad thing, but as it
stands right now I'm not convinced that this can be done.

johannes



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