Re: Network buffer fragmentation support

Joakim Eriksson


Quick question without a deep dive in the code. Is it intended to create
consecutive fragments to allow using the packet/network memory directly
(e.g. to will a fragmentet buffer look the same as one big buffer)?

In Contiki we have quite often used structs to access data in the network
buffer which more or less requires consecutive buffers.

Best regards,
— Joakim

On 25 Apr 2016, at 15:56, Jukka Rissanen <jukka.rissanen(a)> wrote:

Hi All,

I just uploaded net_buf fragmentation support to gerrit.

The fragmentation support allows the network stack to use smaller
buffer fragments to support bigger IP buffers. So instead of allocating
full IPv6 buffer (1280 bytes) we can allocate smaller fragments
instead. This is useful as typically network packets are quite small
and always allocating full buffer wastes memory.

This patchset is just an enabler, it does not implement the
fragmentation in the IP stack.

Please review the patchset if this topic interests you.


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