Changing the queueing discipline – Error: Cannot delete qdisc with handle of zero.

If trying to delete a qdisc root to set no rules and no queuing algorithm probably for the purpose to add a new one a replace command is the right option!
An error saying there are no existing rules:

[root@srv ~]# tc qdisc del dev ens1f0 root
Error: Cannot delete qdisc with handle of zero.

Changing the qdisc with another. The example below replaces the MQ (multiqueues) with FQ (Fair Queue policy):

[root@srv ~]# ip a
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: ens1f0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc fq state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether b4:96:54:9f:10:71 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet 84.16.231.24/26 brd 84.16.231.63 scope global noprefixroute ens1f0
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 fe80::b696:91ff:fe8e:860/64 scope link 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
[root@srv ~]# tc qdisc replace dev ens1f0 root fq
[root@srv ~]# ip a
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: ens1f0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether b4:96:54:9f:10:71 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet 84.16.231.24/26 brd 84.16.231.63 scope global noprefixroute ens1f0
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 fe80::b696:91ff:fe8e:860/64 scope link 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever

The replace command is used,but the add command has the same effect in this case. del cannot remove the queueing discipline from a physical network device. noqueue might be only special devices like loopback (i.e. localhost), bonding network devices and so on.

In CentOS, for additional kernel modules use kernel-modules-extra package if some qdiscs are missing.

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