[Battlemesh] Battlemesh v5 tests

Antonio Quartulli ordex at autistici.org
Tue Mar 6 14:36:19 CET 2012

On Tue, Mar 06, 2012 at 02:09:09 +0100, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
> >> In the "Convergence Time" test, you need to clarify what you mean by
> >> "turn off" -- that could mean switching the radio on/off, restarting the
> >> routing daemon, or rebooting the node.  (All of our routing protocols
> >> keep state across a link outage, and Babel keeps state between daemon
> >> restarts -- a Babel node that has lost its persistent state can take up
> >> to three minutes to reinsert itself into the mesh.)
> > What I have in mind is powering off (and then back on) the node.
> Babel nodes that lose their seqno may take up to 200 seconds to rejoin
> the network; hence this test doesn't make much sense for Babel.
> Once again, I have no objection if you penalise Babel for that in the
> competition, but I'd be grateful if you could run a test that makes
> sense for Babel in addition to the standardised test.  I suggest either
> ifdown/ifup of the radio interface, or shutting down and restarting the
> babeld daemon cleanly (so that /var/lib/babel-state is preserved).

Honestly I'd avoid to influence Clauz and I'll let him decide the tests without
any "internal" suggestion. If he has to put a test for Babel, then he has to add
tests that make sense for each protocol.

Later, you (everybody) can comment the results and tell people why it
does/doesn't make sense for that protocol or not.


> -- Juliusz
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Antonio Quartulli

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