In recent years, the Linux kernel has adopted an algorithm called TCP Small Queues (TSQ) for reducing queueing latency by controlling buffering in the networking stack. This solution consists of a back-pressure mechanism that limits the number of TCP segments within the sender TCP/IP stack, waiting for packets to actually be transmitted onto the wire before enqueueing further segments. Unfortunately, TSQ prevents the frame aggregation mechanism in the IEEE 802.11n/ac standards from achieving its maximum aggregation, because not enough packets are available in the queue to build aggregates from, which severely limits achievable throughput over wireless links. This paper demonstrates this limitation of TSQ in wireless networks and proposes Controlled TSQ (CoTSQ), a solution that improves TSQ so that it controls the amount of data buffered while allowing the IEEE 802.11n/ac aggregation logic to fully exploit the available channel and achieve high throughput. Results on a real testbed show that CoTSQ leads to a doubling of throughput on 802.11n and up to an order of magnitude improvement in 802.11ac networks, with a negligible latency increase.

Adapting TCP Small Queues for IEEE 802.11 Networks / Grazia, C. A.; Patriciello, N.; Høiland-Jørgensenz, T.; Klapez, M.; Casoni, M.; Mangues-Bafalluy, J.. - (2018), pp. 1688-1693. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 29th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2018) tenutosi a Bologna (Italy) nel 9-12 September 2018.

Adapting TCP Small Queues for IEEE 802.11 Networks

Grazia C. A.;Patriciello N.;Klapez M.;Casoni M.;
2018

Abstract

In recent years, the Linux kernel has adopted an algorithm called TCP Small Queues (TSQ) for reducing queueing latency by controlling buffering in the networking stack. This solution consists of a back-pressure mechanism that limits the number of TCP segments within the sender TCP/IP stack, waiting for packets to actually be transmitted onto the wire before enqueueing further segments. Unfortunately, TSQ prevents the frame aggregation mechanism in the IEEE 802.11n/ac standards from achieving its maximum aggregation, because not enough packets are available in the queue to build aggregates from, which severely limits achievable throughput over wireless links. This paper demonstrates this limitation of TSQ in wireless networks and proposes Controlled TSQ (CoTSQ), a solution that improves TSQ so that it controls the amount of data buffered while allowing the IEEE 802.11n/ac aggregation logic to fully exploit the available channel and achieve high throughput. Results on a real testbed show that CoTSQ leads to a doubling of throughput on 802.11n and up to an order of magnitude improvement in 802.11ac networks, with a negligible latency increase.
29th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2018)
Bologna (Italy)
9-12 September 2018
1688
1693
Grazia, C. A.; Patriciello, N.; Høiland-Jørgensenz, T.; Klapez, M.; Casoni, M.; Mangues-Bafalluy, J.
Adapting TCP Small Queues for IEEE 802.11 Networks / Grazia, C. A.; Patriciello, N.; Høiland-Jørgensenz, T.; Klapez, M.; Casoni, M.; Mangues-Bafalluy, J.. - (2018), pp. 1688-1693. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 29th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2018) tenutosi a Bologna (Italy) nel 9-12 September 2018.
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