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          dcb-ets - show / manipulate ETS (Enhanced Transmission
          Selection) settings of the DCB (Data Center Bridging)

          dcb [ OPTIONS ] ets { COMMAND | help }

          dcb ets show dev DEV [ willing ] [ ets-cap ] [ cbs ] [ tc-
                  tsa ] [ reco-tc-tsa ] [ pg-bw ] [ tc-bw ] [ reco-
                  tc-bw ] [ prio-tc ] [ reco-prio-tc ]

          dcb ets set dev DEV [ willing { on | off [ { tc-tsa | reco-
                  tc-tsa } TSA-MAP [ { pg-bw | tc-bw | reco-tc-bw [ {
                  prio-tc | reco-prio-tc } PRIO-MAP

          TSA-MAP := [ TSA-MAP ] TSA-MAPPING

          TSA-MAPPING := { TC | all } cbs | ets | vendor }

          BW-MAP := [ BW-MAP ] BW-MAPPING

          BW-MAPPING := { TC | all }


          PRIO-MAPPING := { PRIO | all }

          TC := { 0 .. 7 }

          PRIO := { 0 .. 7 }

          dcb ets is used to configure Enhanced Transmission Selection
          attributes through Linux DCB (Data Center Bridging) inter-
          face. ETS permits configuration of mapping of priorities to
          traffic classes, traffic selection algorithm to use per
          traffic class, bandwidth allocation, etc.

          Two DCB TLVs are related to the ETS feature: a configuration
          and recommendation values. Recommendation values are named
          with a prefix reco-, while the configuration ones have plain

          For read-write parameters, the following describes only the
          write direction, i.e. as used with the set command. For the

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          show command, the parameter name is to be used as a simple
          keyword without further arguments. This instructs the tool
          to show the value of a given parameter. When no parameters
          are given, the tool shows the complete ETS configuration.

               A read-only property that shows the number of supported
               ETS traffic classes.

          cbs  A read-only property that is enabled if the driver and
               the hardware support the CBS Transmission Selection

          willing { on | off }
               Whether local host should accept configuration from
               peer TLVs.

          prio-tc PRIO-MAP
               reco-prio-tc PRIO-MAP PRIO-MAP uses the array parameter
               syntax, see dcb(8) for details. Keys are priorities,
               values are traffic classes. For each priority sets a TC
               where traffic with that priority is directed to.

          tc-tsa TSA-MAP
               reco-tc-tsa TSA-MAP TSA-MAP uses the array parameter
               syntax, see dcb(8) for details. Keys are TCs, values
               are Transmission Selection Algorithm (TSA) keywords
               described below. For each TC sets an algorithm used for
               deciding how traffic queued up at this TC is scheduled
               for transmission. Supported TSAs are:

               strict - for strict priority, where traffic in higher-
               numbered TCs always takes precedence over traffic in
               lower-numbered TCs.
               ets - for Enhanced Traffic Selection, where available
               bandwidth is distributed among the ETS-enabled TCs
               according to the weights set by tc-bw and reco-tc-bw,
               cbs - for Credit Based Shaper, where traffic is sched-
               uled in a strict manner up to the limit set by a
               vendor - for vendor-specific traffic selection algo-

          tc-bw BW-MAP
               reco-tc-bw BW-MAP BW-MAP uses the array parameter

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               syntax, see dcb(8) for details. Keys are TCs, values
               are integers representing percent of available band-
               width given to the traffic class in question. The value
               should be 0 for TCs whose TSA is not ets, and the sum
               of all values shall be 100. As an exception to the
               standard wording, a configuration with no ets TCs is
               permitted to sum up to 0 instead.

          pg-bw BW-MAP
               The precise meaning of pg-bw is not standardized, but
               the assumption seems to be that the same scheduling
               process as on the transmit side is applicable on
               receive side as well, and configures receive bandwidth
               allocation for ets ingress traffic classes (priority

          Configure ETS priomap in a one-to-one fashion:

          # dcb ets set dev eth0 prio-tc 0:0 1:1 2:2 3:3 4:4 5:5 6:6

          Set TSA and transmit bandwidth configuration:

          # dcb ets set dev eth0 tc-tsa all:strict 0:ets 1:ets 2:ets \
                                 tc-bw all:0 0:33 1:33 2:34

          Show what was set:

          # dcb ets show dev eth0 prio-tc tc-tsa tc-bw
          prio-tc 0:0 1:1 2:2 3:3 4:4 5:5 6:6 7:7
          tc-tsa 0:ets 1:ets 2:ets 3:strict 4:strict 5:strict 6:strict
          tc-bw 0:33 1:33 2:34 3:0 4:0 5:0 6:0 7:0

          Exit status is 0 if command was successful or a positive
          integer upon failure.


          Report any bugs to the Network Developers mailing list

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          <netdev@vger.kernel.org> where the development and mainte-
          nance is primarily done.  You do not have to be subscribed
          to the list to send a message there.

          Petr Machata <me@pmachata.org>

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