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prefetch and buffer bloat

prefetch and buffer bloat

Posted Jun 2, 2011 21:54 UTC (Thu) by jch (guest, #51929)
In reply to: prefetch and buffer bloat by nye
Parent article: The problem with prefetch

Sorry if this is off topic for this discussion, but bufferbloat is not just a political issue -- it's a difficult technical one. Just reducing the size of buffers won't do, since the right amount of buffering depends on a lot of factors such as throughput, RTT, the transport- and application-layer protocol being used, etc.

Bufferbloat is not about reducing the amount of buffers in routers; it is about designing algorithms to make sure that routers only use as much of their buffers as necessary, and getting the router vendors to deploy such algorithms.


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