linklayer interface between kernel and tc/userspace

This iproute2 tc patch is connected to the kernel
 - commit 8a8e3d84b17 (net_sched: restore "linklayer atm" handling)

The rate table calculated by tc, have gotten replaced in the kernel
and is no-longer used for lookups.

This happened in kernel release v3.8 caused by kernel
 - commit 56b765b79 ("htb: improved accuracy at high rates").
This change unfortunately caused breakage of tc overhead and
linklayer parameters.

 Kernel overhead handling got fixed in kernel v3.10 by
 - commit 01cb71d2d47 (net_sched: restore "overhead xxx" handling)

 Kernel linklayer handling got fixed in kernel v3.11 by
 - commit 8a8e3d84b17 (net_sched: restore "linklayer atm" handling)

The linklayer fix introduced a struct change, that allow the linklayer
attribute to be transferred between tc and kernel. This patch make use
of this linklayer attribute.

The linklayer setting is transfer to the kernel.  And linklayer
setting received from the kernel is printed with a prefixed
"linklayer" when listing current configuration.  The default
TC_LINKLAYER_ETHERNET is only printed in detailed output mode.

Signed-off-by: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <>
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