Link capacity upgrade threshold

Paul Jakma paul at
Tue Sep 1 10:55:45 UTC 2009

On Sun, 30 Aug 2009, Nick Hilliard wrote:

> In order to get a really good idea of what's going on at a 
> microburst level, you would need to poll as often as it takes to 
> fill the buffer of the port in question.  This is not feasible in 
> the general case, which is why we resort to hacks like QoS to make 
> sure that when there is congestion, it is handled semi-sensibly.

Or some enterprising vendor could start recording utilisation stats?

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