Traffic classification is an automated process that categorizes computer network traffic according to various parameters. For Zephyr, the VLAN priority code point (PCP) is used to classify both received and sent network packets. See more information about VLAN priority at IEEE 802.1Q.
By default, all network traffic is treated equal in Zephyr. If desired, the
CONFIG_NET_TC_TX_COUNT can be used to set the number of
transmit queues. The option
CONFIG_NET_TC_RX_COUNT can be used to set
the number of receive queues. Each traffic class queue corresponds to a
specific kernel work queue. Each kernel work queue has a priority.
The VLAN priority is mapped to a certain traffic class according to rules
specified in IEEE 802.1Q spec chapter I.3, chapter 8.6.6 table 8-4,
and chapter 34.5 table 34-1. Each traffic class is in turn mapped to a certain
kernel work queue. The maximum number of traffic classes for both Rx and Tx
See subsys/net/ip/net_tc.c for details of how various mappings are done.