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PFIFO_FAST


Section: Linux (8)
Updated: 10 January 2002
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NAME

pfifo_fast – three-band first in, first out queue


 

DESCRIPTION

pfifo_fast is the default qdisc of each interface.


Whenever an interface is created, the pfifo_fast qdisc is automatically used
as a queue. If another qdisc is attached, it preempts the default
pfifo_fast, which automatically returns to function when an existing qdisc
is detached.


In this sense this qdisc is magic, and unlike other qdiscs.


 

ALGORITHM

The algorithm is very similar to that of the classful
tc-prio(8)

qdisc.
pfifo_fast

is like three
tc-pfifo(8)

queues side by side, where packets can be enqueued in any of the three bands
based on their Type of Service bits or assigned priority.


Not all three bands are dequeued simultaneously – as long as lower bands
have traffic, higher bands are never dequeued. This can be used to
prioritize interactive traffic or penalize ‘lowest cost’ traffic.


Each band can be txqueuelen packets long, as configured with
ifconfig(8)

or
ip(8).

Additional packets coming in are not enqueued but are instead dropped.


See
tc-prio(8)

for complete details on how TOS bits are translated into bands.
 

PARAMETERS


txqueuelen

The length of the three bands depends on the interface txqueuelen, as
specified with
ifconfig(8)

or
ip(8).



 

BUGS

Does not maintain statistics and does not show up in tc qdisc ls. This is because
it is the automatic default in the absence of a configured qdisc.


 

SEE ALSO

tc(8)


 

AUTHORS

Alexey N. Kuznetsov, <[email protected]>


This manpage maintained by bert hubert <[email protected]>





 

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