Lawrence Stewart - Improving the FreeBSD TCP Implementation
Source: BSDCan - The Technical BSD Conference
Added: 25 May 2009
Tags: bsdcan, bsdcan2009, presentation, freebsd, tcp, lawrence stewart
Slides (2.1 Mb, 38 pages)
Improving the FreeBSD TCP Implementation.
An update on all things TCP in FreeBSD and how they
My involvement in improving the FreeBSD TCP stack
has continued this past year, with much of the work
targeted at FreeBSD 8. This talk will cover what
these changes entail, why they are of interest to
the FreeBSD community and how they help to improve
our TCP implementation.
It has been a busy year since attending my inaugural
BSDCan in 2008, where I talked about some of my
work with TCP in FreeBSD.
I have continued the work on TCP analysis/debugging
tools and integrating modular congestion control
into FreeBSD as part of the NewTCP research project.
I will provide a progress update on this work.
Additionally, a grant win from the FreeBSD Foundation
to undertake a project titled "Improving the FreeBSD
TCP Implementation" at Swinburne University's Centre
for Advanced Internet Architectures has been
progressing well. The project focuses on bringing
TCP Appropriate Byte Counting (RFC 3465), reassembly
queue auto-tuning and integration of low-level
analysis/debugging tools to the base system, all
of which I will also discuss.