[Battlemesh] Battlemesh v5 tests

Benjamin Henrion bh at udev.org
Fri Mar 9 10:17:47 CET 2012

On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 9:56 AM, Simon Wunderlich
<simon.wunderlich at s2003.tu-chemnitz.de> wrote:
> Hey Gabriel,
> thanks for bringing the discussion to the batman ml and giving some constructive
> input. I've written this bonding/alternating feature some time ago, and we released
> it at WBMv3 together with this little documentation to be found in the wiki. Actually,
> I considered the feature rather simple and therefore I did not write too much about it
> - because there is not really much to write about, or so I thought. Obviously, there
> were some things unclear, so thanks for pointing me/us to that.
> When implementing, it is easy to miss some things that are not that obvious
> for outsiders, so please feel free to ask or suggest things. We'll rework the
> bonding/interface alternating part in the next days, and would be
> happy to include your suggestions. :)
> Usually, we create the protocol documentation for the purpose of review and
> documentation for other batman-adv devs - and we don't expect that they all
> fall on the head at the same time. They are meant to describe the concept and
> not the actual implementation with all their nasty details.
> On Wed, Mar 07, 2012 at 11:18:48PM +0100, Gabriel Kerneis wrote:
>> [CC: b.a.t.m.a.n at lists.open-mesh.org, see note 3 in particular]
>> Antonio,
>> On Wed, Mar 07, 2012 at 06:17:52PM +0100, Antonio Quartulli wrote:
>> > Technical details about what? Interface-alternating? It is there!
>> > Gabriel wrote the link.
>> No. Please re-read my email carefuly.  The wiki contains a rough explanation of
>> the general principle (ie. “same interface = bad, different interface = good”).
>> Not the actual algorithm used by batman-adv (quoting from the wiki: “the
>> algorithm tries to avoid forwarding packets on the interface which just received
>> the packet”).
>> Note that the wiki has been updated since then, by Simon with a few more
>> details [1], and by Marek with benchmark results from WBMv3.
> Maybe "algorithm" is a big word for a little feature like that. The bonding
> and interface alternating basically work in two steps:
>  1) detect that a neighbor is reachable via two different links
>  2) use the two different links for various manipulations (bonding, interface alternation)

Hoping over the same frequency should be made costly.

Do you add a cost if the packet comes from the same wireless interface?

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