[B.A.T.M.A.N.] [PATCH] batctl: Correct mdev calculation in ping subcommand

Daniel Seither post at tiwoc.de
Thu May 20 17:58:00 CEST 2010


Fixes the calculation of the mean absolute deviation (mdev)
of the roundtrip times. mdev was previously calculated by
computing the difference of maximum and minimum round trip times.

The calculation is now done using the same formula as in the iputils
ping program.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Seither <post at tiwoc.de>
---
Index: ping.c
===================================================================
--- ping.c	(revision 1659)
+++ ping.c	(working copy)
@@ -76,7 +76,7 @@
 	unsigned int seq_counter = 0, packets_out = 0, packets_in = 0, packets_loss;
 	char *dst_string, *mac_string, *rr_string;
 	double time_delta;
-	float min = 0.0, max = 0.0, avg = 0.0;
+	float min = 0.0, max = 0.0, avg = 0.0, mdev = 0.0;
 	uint8_t last_rr_cur = 0, last_rr[BAT_RR_LEN][ETH_ALEN];
 	size_t packet_len;

@@ -260,6 +260,7 @@
 			if (time_delta > max)
 				max = time_delta;
 			avg += time_delta;
+			mdev += time_delta * time_delta;
 			packets_in++;
 			break;
 		case DESTINATION_UNREACHABLE:
@@ -289,11 +290,20 @@
 	else
 		packets_loss = ((packets_out - packets_in) * 100) / packets_out;

+	if (packets_in) {
+		avg /= packets_in;
+		mdev /= packets_in;
+		mdev = sqrt(mdev - avg * avg);
+	} else {
+		avg = 0.0;
+		mdev = 0.0;
+	}
+
 	printf("--- %s ping statistics ---\n", dst_string);
 	printf("%u packets transmitted, %u received, %u%% packet loss\n",
 		packets_out, packets_in, packets_loss);
 	printf("rtt min/avg/max/mdev = %.3f/%.3f/%.3f/%.3f ms\n",
-		min, (packets_in ? (avg / packets_in) : 0.000), max, (max - min));
+		min, avg, max, mdev);

 	ret = EXIT_SUCCESS;



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