[Cerowrt-devel] cerowrt 3.3.8-17 is released

dpreed at reed.com dpreed at reed.com
Wed Aug 15 18:53:42 EDT 2012

Just to clarify, the way Netalyzr attempts to measure "uplink buffering" may not actually measure queue length.   It just spews UDP packets at the target, and measures sender-receiver packet delay at the maximum load it can generate.   So it's making certain assumptions about the location and FIFO nature of the "bottleneck queue" when it calculates that.
I don't think this is good news that you are reproting.
Assuming codel is measuring "sojourn time" and controlling it properly, you should not see 2.8 *seconds* of UDP queueing delay on the uplink - packets should be being dropped to keep that delay down to under 10 milliseconds.
I have no idea how that jibes with low ping times, unless you are getting the ICMP packets spoofed.
-----Original Message-----
From: "Sebastian Moeller" <moeller0 at gmx.de>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 1:23pm
To: "Dave Taht" <dave.taht at gmail.com>
Cc: cerowrt-devel at lists.bufferbloat.net
Subject: Re: [Cerowrt-devel] cerowrt 3.3.8-17 is released

Hi Dave,

great work, as always I upgraded my production router to the latest and greatest (since I only have one router…). And it works quite well for normal usage…
Netalyzr reports around 2800ms seconds of uplink buffering, yet saturating the uplink does not affect ping times to a remote target noticeably, basically the same as for all codellized ceo versions I tested so far...

Some notes and a question:
I noticed that even given plenty of swap space (1GB on a usb stick), using http://broadband.mpi-sws.org/residential/ to exercise UDP stress (on the uplink I assume) I can easily produce (I run the test from a macosx via 5GHz wireless over 1.5 yards):
Aug 15 01:16:29 nacktmulle kern.err kernel: [175395.132812] ath: skbuff alloc of size 1926 failed
(and plenty of those…). 
What then happens is that the OOM killer will aim for bind (reasonable since it is the largest single process) and kill it. When I try to restart bind by:
root at nacktmulle:~# /etc/rc.d/S47namedprep start
root at nacktmulle:~# /etc/rc.d/S48named restart
Stopping isc-bind
 /etc/chroot/named//var/run/named/named.pid not found, trying brute force 
killall: named: no process killed
Kicking isc-bind in xinetd
rndc: connect failed: connection refused
And bind does not start again and the router becomes less than useful. Now I assume I am doing something wrong, but what, if you have any idea how to solve this short of a reboot of the router (my current method) I would be happy to learn

best regards

On Aug 12, 2012, at 11:08 PM, Dave Taht wrote:

> I'm too tired to write up a full set of release notes, but I've been
> testing it all day,
> and it looks better than -10 and certainly better than -11, but I won't know
> until some more folk sit down and test it, so here it is.
> http://huchra.bufferbloat.net/~cero1/3.3/3.3.8-17/
> fresh merge with openwrt, fix to a bind CVE, fixes for 6in4 and quagga
> routing problems,
> and a few tweaks to fq_codel setup that might make voip better.
> Go forth and break things!
> In other news:
> Van Jacobson gave a great talk about bufferbloat, BQL, codel, and fq_codel
> at last week's ietf meeting. Well worth watching. At the end he outlines
> the deployment problems in particular.
> http://recordings.conf.meetecho.com/Recordings/watch.jsp?recording=IETF84_TSVAREA&chapter=part_3
> Far more interesting than this email!
> -- 
> Dave Täht
> http://www.bufferbloat.net/projects/cerowrt/wiki - "3.3.8-17 is out
> with fq_codel!"
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