Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

Networking Linux

Got (Buffer) Bloat? 121

Posted by Roblimo
from the good-buffering-is-better-than-licking-a-cake-batter-bowl dept.
mtaht writes, "After a very intense month of development, the Bufferbloat project has announced the debloat-testing git kernel tree, featuring (via suggestion of Van Jacobson) a wireless network latency smashing algorithm, (called eBDP), the SFB and CHOKe packet schedulers, and a slew of driver level fixes that reduce network latency across the Linux kernel by over 2 orders of magnitude. Got Bloat?"
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Got (Buffer) Bloat?

Comments Filter:
  • by firstnevyn (97192) on Saturday February 26, 2011 @07:22AM (#35322686)

    The difference is that you can write an smtp server by reading in strings line by line and treating them as commands, then watch the logs and kludge it until it seems to interoperate well enough. With the OSI way of doing things you have to wear a blue tie for a start then you have to print out all the interface definition documents and spread them out on your desk and write the software to the interface.

    man.. I want your desk if you can spread out all the iso interface definition documents on it and be able to read them

  • by RevWaldo (1186281) on Saturday February 26, 2011 @01:04PM (#35324246)
    Every packet is sacred.
    Every packet is great.
    If a packet is wasted,
    TCP gets quite irate.

    Let the heathen drop theirs
    When their RAM is spent.
    TCP shall make them pay for
    Each packet that can't be sent.

    Every packet is wanted.
    To this we are sworn.
    From real-time data from CERN
    To the filthiest of porn.

    Every packet is sacred.
    Every packet is great.
    If a packet is wasted,
    TCP gets quite irate.


In case of injury notify your superior immediately. He'll kiss it and make it better.