[Bloat] Netperf re-licensed as MIT

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Sat Mar 27 17:44:48 EDT 2021

so glad to hear the license has been fixed.

carl, iperf is only used in a few of flent's tests. We trusted netperf
- as did the linux kernel developers - a lot further than all the
iperf variants combined - at the time we started work on flent.

I would not mind us somehow developing a drop in replacement for
netperf, perhaps leveraging the irtt codebase, as I have a long
standing desire to be able to reliably measure latencies and the
output of TCP_INFO in "some" tool below 250us.

iperf has come a long way, but getting to where I could trust the
largely "academic" codebase it was would take a ton of benchmarking.

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 2:09 PM Klatsky, Carl via Bloat
<bloat at lists.bufferbloat.net> wrote:
> Toke,
> How you see this coming into Flent?  My understanding is that for latency & load test like RRUL:
> -iperf provides the bandwidth portion
> -IRTT provides the latency portion, and if IRTT is not found, the test falls back to ICMP for the latency check
> Would netperf replace iperf for the bandwidth portion?  Do you see it being used for the latency portion?
> Thanks,
> Carl
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bloat <bloat-bounces at lists.bufferbloat.net> On Behalf Of Toke Høiland-Jørgensen via Bloat
> Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 7:32 PM
> To: bloat <bloat at lists.bufferbloat.net>
> Subject: [Bloat] Netperf re-licensed as MIT
> Hopefully this means we can get it packaged for the distros that have thus far refused to because of the license - i.e., Debian and Fedora!
> -Toke
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