Power impact of debufferbloating
Posted Sep 14, 2011 17:39 UTC (Wed) by rgmoore
In reply to: Power impact of debufferbloating
Parent article: LPC: An update on bufferbloat
Maybe the correct solution to this problem is to have a way of setting the buffer size dynamically. Before you go to sleep, you grow the buffer size because going to sleep is a big flashing sign that latency is not a big worry right now. Shrinking the buffer again when you wake up is likely to be a bigger problem, or at least shrinking it without just throwing away the extra packets you collected in the bigger buffer while you were asleep, but there ought to be some way of doing it. Coming up with good heuristics about how big it ought to be depending on your circumstances (beyond just sleep vs. awake) is probably the hardest part.
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