[maemo-developers] GSoC 2010 - Client Centric Energy Efficient Communication

From: Ville M. Vainio vivainio at gmail.com
Date: Fri Apr 2 20:38:57 EEST 2010
On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 7:39 PM, Ahmad Nazir <ahmadnazir at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Are you aware of what Maemo already does with iphb ("heartbeat"), and
>> delaying tcp keepalives?

>> --
>> Ville M. Vainio
>> http://tinyurl.com/vainio
> I am afraid that I am not totally aware of what iphb does. If it just

Heartbeat is basically a global (per-system) range timer that helps
apps synchronize their periodic network traffic. Since the component
is not open sourced currently, I can't point you to documentation (and
I also think it's nda-encumbered still).

It appears it's not relevant to your proposal anyway.

> by reconfiguring the value according to our requirements. According to
> to proposal, the wireless interface sleep times can be maximized by
> modifying the values of the congestion window in the ACK.

It may be that this is something that's not currently done on Maemo,
so it may be a worthwhile gsoc project. Perhaps it could even be a
project for something with a wider scope, like Linux kernel.

Ville M. Vainio
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