AuthorsA. Petlund and P. Hurtig
Title Reducing Latency for Linux Transport
AfilliationCommunication Systems, Communication Systems
Publication TypeTalks, contributed
Year of Publication2015
Location of TalkLinux Conference Europe 2015
PublisherLinux Foundation
Place PublishedSan Fransico, Ca, US
Type of TalkTechnical presentation
Keywordslatency, Linux, network, Transport

Linux networking, and especially Linux TCP has seen a lot of development recently. In the Reducing Internet Transport Latency (RITE) EU project, one of the goals is to develop networking technology that enables lower latency transport available to the public and industry, and Linux is at the centre of this focus. Prototypes implemented in the Linux kernel includes keeping the congestion window appropriately open for bursty traffic (newCWV) [1], Faster retransmissions for application limited flows (RTO restart and TLP restart) [2], Redundant bundling to avoid retransmissions for thin streams [3] and bringing hybrid delay-based congestion control to the Linux kernel for less queue buildup in bottlenecks [4]. Our talk will present these latency enhancements in the Kernel.

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