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Bufferbloat Is Still Being Fought In Linux Kernel, Another Big Improvement Queued

May 05, 2016, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Bufferbloat is the excess buffering of packets resulting in high latency, jitter, and lower network throughput. There's been efforts to battle bufferbloat within the Linux kernel going back a long time while this week another new patch has surfaced.

A Phoronix reader pointed out to us a patch that's now been queued up in net-next for Linux 4.7 and could end up being back-ported to Linux stable releases.

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