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

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.