RE: [RPRWG] MAC Question
Going by experience in switches, latency is not a real issue.
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> Behalf Of Ajay Sahai
> Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 6:34 AM
> To: Ray Zeisz
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> Subject: Re: [RPRWG] MAC Question
> I guess the answer is that the group is still debating this issue. Some
> vendors prefer to have a largish transit buffer where transit frames
> are stored. Others are proposing "cut through" transit functionality.
> I personally feel that latency will be larger in the first approach.
> On another note I do not believe that the similarity with 802.5 is
> on the lines of claiming a token etc. etc. The MAC mechanism
> is going to be different.
> Hope this helps.
> Ajay Sahai
> Ray Zeisz wrote:
> > I am following the .17 group from afar, but I have a question:
> > Is it acceptable for each node in the ring to buffer up an entire packet
> > before forwarding it to its neighbor? Would the latency be to
> great if this
> > were done? Or is the .17 direction more along the lines of
> 802.5 where only
> > a few bits in each ring node are buffered...just enough to
> detect a token
> > and set a bit to claim it.
> > Ray
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