[OpenAFS] Re: tcpoob timeline

chas williams - CONTRACTOR chas@cmf.nrl.navy.mil
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:10:05 -0400

On Sat, 27 Oct 2012 11:31:46 -0500
Andrew Deason <adeason@sinenomine.net> wrote:

> It's possible for a UDP-based protocol to behave very well, and in some
> situations exceed TCP. I don't think Rx should be such a protocol, since
> I think we should be focusing on making filesystems instead of
> researching flow control. Er, not that current speed improvements are
> unwelcome; it should be faster, but spending the time making it TCP-fast
> just seems like wasting time reinventing TCP.

quite a bit of work has been done in the area of making udp fast and
reliable.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UDP-based_Data_Transfer_Protocol
there is no reason that some of these ideas could help afs' rx.