PRIQ default queue size of 50 dropping pkts on high priority queues



  • Hello folks,

    So I've recently been playing with traffic shaping on my netgate pfsense box. I've got it working, but on my WAN side queues status, I'm seeing 300 to 500 pkts dropped daily in my qOthersHigh queue which is priority 5, and even in my qvoip queue that I created which is my highest priority of 7. I use it for facetime from my iphone and Teamspeak apps.

    My question is, is this normal? If not, what adjustments need to be made?

    Are the default queue sizes for an average home user adequate?

    Thanks everyone,
    N8



  • Hi @RedDelPaPa - It depends. How fast if your internet connection? If you have a higher speed connection a queue size of 50 might just be too small. If you do end up increasing the queue size, I would recommend also enabling queue management using Codel to make sure that you don't end up with bufferbloat. Having a high priority on the queue's traffic will naturally mitigate some of that, but enabling AQM will also help.

    Hope this helps.


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