Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] A pacing algorithm (#3630)

Martin Thomson <> Thu, 14 May 2020 07:23 UTC

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@martinthomson commented on this pull request.

> @@ -897,9 +897,28 @@ congestion window, which is recommended to be the minimum of
 max_datagram_size is the current maximum size of a datagram for the connection,
 not including UDP or IP overhead.
-As an example of a well-known and publicly available implementation of a flow
-pacer, implementers are referred to the Fair Queue packet scheduler (fq qdisc)
-in Linux (3.11 onwards).
+Endpoints can implement pacing as they choose. A perfectly paced sender spreads

Will do.  I also noticed that that paragraph refined the initial congestion window, so I replaced the (re)definition with a section reference.

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