[RFC] ath10k: implement dql for htt tx

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Tue Mar 29 08:54:00 PDT 2016

On 03/29/2016 12:49 AM, Michal Kazior wrote:

>> if you are getting a pure codel result of 160ms, that means the
>> implementation is broken. But I think (after having read your
>> description twice), the baseline result today of 160ms of queuing was
>> with a fq_codel *qdisc* doing the work on top of huge buffers,
> Yes. The 160ms is with fq_codel qdisc with ath10k doing DQL at 6mbps.
> Without DQL ath10k would clog up all tx slots (1424 of them) with
> frames. At 6mbps you typically want/need a handful (5-10) of frames to
> be queued.

Have you actually verified you can use all tx slots?  The way the
firmware uses it's tx buffers I think you may not be able to actually
do that...and in practice, you will get a lot fewer usable tx-buffers
than configured....


Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com>
Candela Technologies Inc  http://www.candelatech.com

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