tc/taprio: fix parsing of "fp" option when it doesn't appear last

When installing a Qdisc this way:

tc qdisc replace dev $ifname handle 8001: parent root stab overhead 24 taprio \
	num_tc 8 \
	map 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 \
	queues 1@0 1@1 1@2 1@3 1@4 1@5 1@6 1@7 \
	base-time 0 \
	sched-entry S 01 1216 \
	sched-entry S fe 12368 \
	fp P E E E E E E E \
	flags 0x2

the parser will error out when it tries to parse the "fp" array and it
finds "flags" as one of the elements, expecting it to be one of "P" or

The way this is handled in the parsing of other array arguments of
variable size (max-sdu, map, queues etc) is to not fail, call PREV_ARG()
and attempt re-parsing the argument as something else. Do that for "fp"
as well.

Apparently mqprio handles this case correctly, so I must have forgotten
to apply the same treatment for taprio as well, during development.

Fixes: 5fbca3b469ec ("tc/taprio: add support for preemptible traffic classes")
Signed-off-by: Vladimir Oltean <>
Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <>
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