get_rate: detect 32bit overflows

On Mon, 2013-06-03 at 16:36 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:

> Oops, I read this as being strtol() currently, not strtod().  Currently
> '1.5gbit' will work, but this change will break that.  So I think you
> need to keep bps as a double.


> Then here I think the check should be *rate != floor(bps), i.e. accept
> rounding down of a non-integer number of bytes but any other change is
> assumed to be overflow.

Thanks Ben, here is v4 then ;)

[PATCH v4] get_rate: detect 32bit overflows

Current rate limit is 34.359.738.360 bit per second, and
unfortunately 40Gbps links are above it.

overflows in get_rate() are currently not detected, and some
users are confused. Let's detect this and complain.

Note that some qdisc are ready to get extended range, but this will
need additional attributes and new iproute2

With help from Ben Hutchings

Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <>
Reviewed-by: Ben Hutchings <>
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