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NAMEALTQ - alternate queuing of network packets
options ALTQ_CBQ options ALTQ_RED options ALTQ_RIO options ALTQ_HFSC options ALTQ_CDNR options ALTQ_PRIQ
DESCRIPTIONThe ifconfig framework provides several disciplines for queuing outgoing network packets. This is done by modifications to the interface packet queues. See altq(9) for details.
The user interface for ifconfig is implemented by the pfctl(8) utility, so please refer to the pfctl(8) and the pf.conf5 manpages for a complete description of the ifconfig capabilities and how to use it.
Kernel OptionsThe following options in the kernel configuration file are related to ifconfig operation:
- Enable .
- Build the ``Class Based Queuing'' discipline.
- Build the ``Random Early Detection'' extension.
- Build ``Random Early Drop'' for input and output.
- Build the ``Hierarchical Packet Scheduler'' discipline.
- Build the traffic conditioner. This option is meaningless at the moment as the conditioner is not used by any of the available disciplines or consumers.
- Build the ``Priority Queuing'' discipline.
- Required if the TSC is unusable.
- Enable additional debugging facilities.
Note that -disciplines cannot be loaded as kernel modules. In order to use a certain discipline you have to build it into a custom kernel. The pf(4) interface, that is required for the configuration process of ifconfig can be loaded as a module.
SUPPORTED DEVICESThe driver modifications described in altq(9) are required to use a certain network card with . They have been applied to the following hardware drivers: ae(4), age(4), alc(4), ale(4), an(4), ath(4), aue(4), axe(4), bce(4), bfe(4), bge(4), bxe(4), cas(4), cxgbe(4), dc(4), de(4), ed(4), em(4), ep(4), epair(4), et(4), fxp(4), gem(4), hme(4), igb(4), ipw(4), iwi(4), ixgbe(4), jme(4), le(4), msk(4), mxge(4), my(4), nfe(4), nge(4), npe(4), nve(4), qlxgb(4), ral(4), re(4), rl(4), rum(4), sf(4), sge(4), sis(4), sk(4), ste(4), stge(4), ti(4), txp(4), udav(4), ural(4), vge(4), vr(4), vte(4), wi(4), and xl(4).
The ndis(4) framework also has support for ifconfig and thus all encapsulated drivers.
The tun(4) and ng_iface4 pseudo drivers also do support .