[Bloat] ipspace.net: "QUEUING MECHANISMS IN MODERN SWITCHES", > (Jonathan Morton)

David Collier-Brown davec-b at rogers.com
Thu May 29 11:36:29 EDT 2014

On 05/29/2014 10:09 AM, Jonathan Morton wrote:
> On 28 May 2014 20:31, "David Collier-Brown" <davec-b at rogers.com
> <mailto:davec-b at rogers.com>> wrote:
> > A niggle: people working in queuing theory* make the simplifying
> > assumption that queues don't drop. When describing the real world, they
> > talk of "defections", the scenario where a human arrives at the tail of
> > the queue and "defects", either to another queue or to the exit door of
> > the store!
> I think my description of the black box is still valid: a "defection"
> must imply a second output from the box, otherwise it will appear as
> either a reordering (preserving the property) or a discard.
> - Jonathan Morton
Yes, I entirely agree: your black box is slightly larger than the usual
queuing box... which make your box think  "outside the box" (;-))


David Collier-Brown,         | Always do right. This will gratify
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