[xrblock] 答复: 答复: Comments on draft-ietf-xrblock-rtcp-xr-synchronization-00

"Huangyihong (Rachel)" <rachel.huang@huawei.com> Tue, 06 November 2012 20:28 UTC

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I think maybe another proposal is that we could just choose the time when the first/ last RTP session is joined as the beginning of the multimedia session.

发件人: xrblock-bounces@ietf.org [mailto:xrblock-bounces@ietf.org] 代表 Kevin Gross
发送时间: 2012年11月7日 2:35
收件人: Qin Wu
抄送: Colin Perkins; xrblock@ietf.org
主题: Re: [xrblock] 答复: Comments on draft-ietf-xrblock-rtcp-xr-synchronization-00

Sounds promising. Can you suggest some revisions for the draft?

Kevin Gross
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On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 12:01 AM, Qin Wu <bill.wu@huawei.com<mailto:bill.wu@huawei.com>> wrote:
Hi,
For a group of session, maybe we can pick the session with longest report interval as the reference session and choose the joining time by the participant for that reference session as starting point for measurement.

Regards!
-Qin
发件人: xrblock-bounces@ietf.org<mailto:xrblock-bounces@ietf.org> [mailto:xrblock-bounces@ietf.org<mailto:xrblock-bounces@ietf.org>] 代表 Colin Perkins
发送时间: 2012年10月31日 19:07
收件人: Kevin Gross
抄送: xrblock@ietf.org<mailto:xrblock@ietf.org>
主题: Re: [xrblock] Comments on draft-ietf-xrblock-rtcp-xr-synchronization-00

On 30 Oct 2012, at 18:49, Kevin Gross wrote:
The accuracy requirement we've discussed for presentation times is 10 microseconds or better. I apologize that I have not yet drafted an I-D I promised summarizing these requirements. Required range is on the order of several seconds, maybe up to a minute. We need most of the bits to the right of the decimal in the NTP timestamp but we don't need many to the left. The reason we included all 64 is because the 64-bit NTP timestamp is the smallest standard timestamp format that gives us the resolution required. A non-standard format as small as 40 bits would suffice but RTCP is not a particularly bandwidth constrained protocol and the standard format and 32-bit word alignment as proposed in the draft should simplify implementation.

It looks like I've overlooked issues with Synchronization Delay and Synchronization Offset in my previous review.

The Synchronization Delay definition needs to provide a more specific description of what's being referred to in RFC 6051 for defining the reference point for this measurement. Specifically the draft needs to define "beginning of session". I don't find such a concept in RFC 6051. RFC 6051 section 2.1.1 defines when sessions are joined but probably not in enough detail to know how to do a measurement referenced to this point.

The definition in RFC 6051 Section 2.1.1 gives a join time for a single session for a sender, but this draft could define a similar metric for a receiver. In any case, that gives the join time for a single RTP session, but the initial synchronisation delay metric is likely for a group of RTP sessions, and so needs to be defined with reference to some specific RTP session.

The text in 4.2 of the delay draft, "from the RTCP packets received on all of the components RTP sessions to the beginning of session" might lead some implementers to compute a negative Synchronization Delay. Revers the from and to clauses in the text or add a formula to clarify.

There seems to be a dimensional problem in the Synchronization Offset definition. Everything in the definition is in units of RTP clock but since we're using an NTP timestamp for the report, I assume this is supposed to define a quantity in units of NTP time.

Kevin Gross
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On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 10:38 PM, Hitoshi Asaeda <asaeda@sfc.wide.ad.jp<mailto:asaeda@sfc.wide.ad.jp>> wrote:
Hi Colin and Rachel,

>>>> Hi folks,
>>>>
>>>> I have 2 comments for draft-ietf-xrblock-rtcp-xr-synchronization:
>>>>
>>>> 1.       In RTP flows synchronization offset metric block, only one SSRC set to the SSRC of the reference RTP stream has been specified. IMO,  the SSRC of the reporting stream should be also required.
>>>> 2.       Synchronization offset is a 64-bit unsigned fixed-point number. No indication shows which stream, the reporting stream or the reference stream,  is lag behind. So I propose to split one bit from "Reserved" field to indicate the offset direction.
>>>
>>> It would probably be easier to implement if you made the Synchronisation Offset a signed 64 bit value, rather than an unsigned 64 bit value and a separate sign bit.
>>>
>> [Rachel]: The reason I proposed that is because the synchronization offset is represented using the timestamp format of NTP (a 64-bit unsigned fixed-point number), which I think it's better to keep it unchanged.  Are you suggesting to use a nonstandard format instead of the standard NTP format? But you're right that it may be easier for implementations to use a signed value to tell fast or slow from 2 streams.
>
>
> Thinking about this more, I'm confused why you need a 64 bit NTP format timestamp here. With the addition of a sign bit, this choice allows you to represent synchronisation offsets up to 136 years in either direction with picosecond accuracy. That range seems unnecessary. What is the actual requirement?
>
> [Rachel]: The reason of using 64 bit NTP format timestamp is for accuracy, which has been discussed in the list before ( http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/xrblock/current/msg00504.html ). But I agree with you that an additional sign bit is unnecessary. Your proposal makes sense here.
Well, the reason we use a 64 bit NTP format timestamp is just its
simplicity. While we don't need such long format, it'd be easier to
reuse it for the implementation, I thought.
But I also don't have no objection to make it signed.

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