[Battlemesh] BMV8 Final blog post

Mitar mitar at tnode.com
Wed Sep 9 10:25:57 CEST 2015


The resulting blog post:


Thanks for help all!


> well, there was a third testbed, but it was used in production to
> carry traffic from the lecture hall to the rest of the internet -
> utilizing the new minstrel blues and minstrel variance patches. (this
> was the "babel" ssid)
> I did not get a lot of data from it during the conference, my goal was
> merely to determine if minstrel-blues co-existed with other
> non-power-reducing stations in a busy wifi environment. The potential
> problem here was similar to using delay based tcps vs loss based -
> loss based always wins.
> it worked pretty darn well during the conference - but more exaustive
> analysis is needed.
> Prior to the conference I did get a lot of data from it, that is
> difficult to interpret. It may well be that that andrew's
> minstrel-variance patches result in too much stability at a given rate
> and it needs to probe harder to find better rates than it currently
> does. I see *very good* performance but rate switches only seem to
> take place on roughly 30 second intervals.
> the topology of that testbed was:
> wlan-slovenia -ethernet- wndr4300 - nanostation m5 - nanostation m5 -
> "babel-lecture" ssid on a picostation.
> with a few other picostations and nanostations thrown in for good measure.
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 6:27 AM, Juliusz Chroboczek
> <jch at pps.univ-paris-diderot.fr> wrote:
>>>> This is a story of at least 2 testbeds,
>>> No, same testbed. All credits for setting that up to the manual testbed
>>> team; I just ran a couple of tests on it :)
>> To clarify, just in case anyone is still confused:
>>   - the automated WiBed testbed never managed to produce any data, which
>>     is a tragic waste of the time and work of a number of good people;
>>   - the manual testbed produced two sets of results:
>>       - the first one using some ad-hoc scripts;
>>       - the second one using Toke's "flent" tool.
>> We will work on making a nice web page with the results when Toke is in
>> Paris next week.
>> I am a strong believer in giving proper credit where credit is due, so
>> please let me repeat that I am aware of the following people having worked
>> on the manual testbed (in alphabetical order):
>>   Amadeus, Dario, Federico, Goran, Henning, Juliusz, Matthieu, Riccardo,
>>   Thijs, Tomislava, Toke.
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