[Cerowrt-devel] cringley rants well on bloat

David P. Reed dpreed at deepplum.com
Tue Feb 9 15:45:04 EST 2021

Hmmm... good post, I guess. But aren't WiFi 6 and StarLink being built by people who have proved their genius by being billionaires?
It's sad, though, to read through the comments. There's a whole 'nother world out there now.
Apparently the world of commenters are largely convinced bufferbloat doesn't exist, and never did.
Perhaps that is our problem? We are hallucinating and disconnected from reality?
I constantly hear that IETF attendees don't believe it is a problem. And folks like Andy Bechtolsheim get loads of VC money to create Ethernet 10+ GigE switches that are full of buffers, therefore creating lots of lag under load in datacenters where they buy this gear because Andy is famous. AndyB's company even produce white papers that claim more buffers improves performance by keeping all the links running at wirespeed (the hell with latency).
And some of the commenters seem to want to insult Jim Gettys, too, by name, saying that he "got it wrong".
I've concluded that COVID-19 reflects a general infection of brains with some kind of arrogant ignorance, including many of the folks who get boondoggles from their company to attend IETF.
But it may be the opposite, after all. Maybe we folks don't understand what is true in this real Bizarro World, and bufferbloat is a hoax like COVID. Q is probably right, and we are probably all pederasts like Hillary Clinton.
On Monday, February 8, 2021 8:45pm, "Dave Taht" <dave.taht at gmail.com> said:

> https://www.cringely.com/2021/02/04/2021-prediction-4-wifi-6-is-a-bust-for-now-as-bufferbloat-returns-thanks-to-isp-greed/
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