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Feature #2960

Add queue length adjustment capabilities to traffic shaper based on network size

Added by Shawn Iverson over 6 years ago. Updated 26 days ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Low
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Category:
Traffic Shaper (ALTQ)
Target version:
-
Start date:
04/20/2013
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% Done:

0%

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Description

On larger networks, queue limits appear to perform better and drop less when increased in proportion to the size of the network, based on a known packets per second metric of each queue.

Perhaps a generic scale could be created and queues calculated based on network size.

Small Network < 50 nodes (default)
Medium Network > 50 nodes < 500 nodes
Large Network > 500 nodes

History

#1 Updated by Shawn Iverson over 5 years ago

Actually, after some research and a better understanding of queuing, this is not practical.

Queue lengths need to be set in such a way as to allow no more than 0.5-1 second of backlogging (i.e. 2000 Packets Per Second should have a queue length between 1000-2000). Unfortunately, this is going to be different in each environment and is highly dependent on the traffic hitting each queue.

#2 Updated by Jim Pingle 27 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

As noted, it doesn't appear to be viable.

#3 Updated by Jim Pingle 26 days ago

  • Target version deleted (Future)

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