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HFSC(8)                              Linux                             HFSC(8)

       HFSC - Hierarchical Fair Service Curve's control under linux

       tc qdisc add ... hfsc [ default CLASSID ]

       tc class add ... hfsc [ [ rt SC ] [ ls SC ] | [ sc SC ] ] [ ul SC ]

       rt : realtime service curve
       ls : linkshare service curve
       sc : rt+ls service curve
       ul : upperlimit service curve

       ? at least one of rt, ls or sc must be specified
       ? ul can only be specified with ls or sc

       SC := [ [ m1 BPS ] d SEC ] m2 BPS
              m1 : slope of the first segment
              d  : x-coordinate of intersection
              m2 : slope of the second segment

       SC := [ [ umax BYTE ] dmax SEC ] rate BPS
              umax : maximum unit of work
              dmax : maximum delay
              rate : rate

       For description of BYTE, BPS and SEC - please see UNITS section of tc(8).

       HFSC qdisc has only one optional parameter - default.  CLASSID specifies the minor part of the default classid,
       where packets not classified by other means (e.g. u32 filter, CLASSIFY target of iptables) will be enqueued. If
       default is not specified, unclassified packets will be dropped.

       HFSC  class  is  used to create a class hierarchy for HFSC scheduler. For explanation of the algorithm, and the
       meaning behind rt, ls, sc and ul service curves - please refer to tc-hfsc(7).

       As you can see in SYNOPSIS, service curve (SC) can be specified in two ways. Either as maximum delay  for  cer-
       tain  amount of work, or as a bandwidth assigned for certain amount of time. Obviously, m1 is simply umax/dmax.

       Both m2 and rate are mandatory. If you omit other parameters, you will specify linear service curve.

       tc(8), tc-hfsc(7), tc-stab(8)

       Please direct bugreports and patches to: <>

       Manpage created by Michal Soltys (

iproute2                        31 October 2011                        HFSC(8)