I've just re-read two good articles about Tomato QoS settings - one on tomatousb site, another one - on wi-fiplanet (sorry - the thing does not allow me to publish the links). I found one thing described inconsistently. The second article refers to the QoS bandwidth settings as a 'percentage of available bandwidth'. The first article doesn't go into the details on that at all (though it seems like the assumption is that the percentage is from the 'max bandwidth' setting rather than 'available). The second article states that it's a percentage of the 'available' bandwidth and NOT the 'max' bandwidth.
Say i setup the limits so that I'm using 5 classes and set the max limit for each in such a way that in a sum they give me 100% (eg, 5, 10, 15, 30, 40). If I'm to use an interpretation as a % of 'max' bandwidth, i would be able to utilize the full available upload bandwidth under high load conditions. If, on the other hand, I'm to use an interpretation as a % of available bandwidth, then I would NEVER be able to utilize all availalble bandwidth unless i have one class with max limit set to a 100%.
So, which way is it? Is the interpretation the same for outbound and inbound?