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ANNOUNCE: debloat-testing kernel git tree

Mar 02, 2011, 05:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The bufferbloat project [1] is pleased to announce the availability of the debloat-testing Linux kernel git tree:


"The purpose of this tree is to provide a reasonably stable base for the development and testing of new algorithms, miscellaneous fixes, and maybe a few hacks intended to advance the cause of eliminating or at least mitigating bufferbloat in the Linux world.


"Bufferbloat is a term coined by Jim Gettys to describe the increasing prevalence of large and (particularly) unmanaged network buffers along the network links that comprise the Internet [2]. If you are not aware of the problems with network latency under load that the Internet is already encountering, we encourage you to visit Jim Gettys' blog [3]. There Jim has begun to fit together enough puzzle pieces to at least frame the issue."

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