Posted Sep 14, 2011 17:19 UTC (Wed) by dmarti
In reply to: Power impact of debufferbloating
Parent article: LPC: An update on bufferbloat
Yes, it would be a win to have hardware that can timestamp packets going into its buffers and drop "stale" ones on the way out instead of transmitting them. (relevant thread on timestamps from the bufferbloat list). Right now, hardware assumes that late is better than never, and TCP would prefer never over too late.
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