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RE: [Diffserv] Model - queues - replacement text



That's fine for specific PHBs but we are talking here about the generic
model of a queueing thing for all current PHBs and as many future PHBs as
possible. Not sure I understand the relevance of MF-classifier based ASICs
to this.

Andrew

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian E Carpenter [mailto:brian@hursley.ibm.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 7:46 AM
> To: Andrew Smith
> Cc: 'Dan Grossman'; diffserv@ietf.org
> Subject: Re: [Diffserv] Model - queues - replacement text
> 
> 
> Andrew Smith wrote:
> ...
> > > structure that remove or examine packets (e.g., for use by
> > > discarders), as
> > > long as no operation reorder packets belonging to the 
> same microflow.
> > 
> > [Andrew] Suggest we not get into re-ordering issues here to 
> any granularity
> > less than "per-queue": I think it suffices to say here 
> "this does not
> > preclude implementions which support operations on the FIFO 
> data structure
> > that remove or examine packets e.g. for use by discarders. The only
> > constraint on such operations is that they not add packets 
> back into the
> > FIFO in a different order."
> 
> Well, some months back we had implementors *insisting* on the 
> per-microflow
> language rather than per-queue, so that the diffserv model would
> be compatible with MF-classifier based ASICs. I think that was for the
> specific case of AF, but I suspect the argument is generic.
> 
>    Brian
> 

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