[B.A.T.M.A.N.] [PATCH] batman-adv: introduce "noflood" broadcast flood prevention option

Linus Lüssing linus.luessing at c0d3.blue
Tue Apr 30 18:07:26 CEST 2019


On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 06:01:21PM +0200, Linus Lüssing wrote:
> So while that was the main use-case for me before the discussions
> we had last year on how to improve DAT, it's now more a minor one
> for me. Though it would still be nice to have / work towards a zero-broadcast
> mesh as RFC7772 for instance explains that frequent broadcasts
> have a quite significant impact on battery power for small, mobile
> devices. And the noflood option would be a quick and easy option
> for us for now to achieve this for ARP and other packet types.
> 
> [0]: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7772

More precisely, RFC7772 section 4 has some estimates regarding power
cost for having frequent broadcast packets.


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