Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] Define under-utilizing the congestion window (#2675)

ianswett <> Tue, 14 May 2019 01:18 UTC

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ianswett commented on this pull request.

> @@ -848,9 +850,10 @@ and not fully utilize the congestion window due to this delay. A sender
 should not consider itself application limited if it would have fully
 utilized the congestion window without pacing delay.
-Bursting more than an intial window's worth of data into the network might
-cause short-term congestion and losses. Implemementations SHOULD either use
-pacing or reduce their congestion window to limit such bursts.
+Sending multiple packets into the network without any delay between them
+creates a burst of load that might cause short-term congestion and losses.

I added the definition of burst, because I realize it might not be obvious?

I think the core of #2686 is that the existing text is unclear.  The existing text says you SHOULD not burst more than an initial window into the network(ever), with nothing specific to coming out of quiescence.

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