Fengyu Gao wrote:
Hi, I have a question about the "tc filter ... police" command. This command is similar to the token bucket filter. Under Linux, ingress traffic can be redirected to an imq or ifb, then you can apply a tbf there. However, tbf has an important parameter "limit", which is the size of the buffer for waiting packets, and it is different from the "burst" parameter. In the "tc filter ... police" command, there does not seem to be a "limit" parameter, and there seems to be no document or discussions about it. Digging into the Linux kernel might be a bit difficult for me. So my question is what is the buffer size in this case?
Policers do not buffer and as a result can be a bit aggressive. IIRC the burst parameter is like a virtual buffer but policers never hold the packets - just pass or drop. Personally I would rather shape but then you have to consider latency added by buffering. To avoid this you may need to classify traffic to give latency sensitive priority. fq_codel could be worth investigating as a single qdisc alternative to a policer. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe lartc" in the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html