6top Protocol (6P)
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6TiSCH                                                      Q. Wang, Ed.
Internet-Draft                           Univ. of Sci. and Tech. Beijing
Intended status: Standards Track                           X. Vilajosana
Expires: April 28, 2018                  Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
                                                             T. Watteyne
                                                          Analog Devices
                                                        October 25, 2017

                           6top Protocol (6P)
                   draft-ietf-6tisch-6top-protocol-09

Abstract

   This document defines the 6top Protocol (6P), which enables
   distributed scheduling in 6TiSCH networks.  6P allows neighbor nodes
   to add/delete TSCH cells to one another.  6P is part of the 6TiSCH
   Operation Sublayer (6top), the next higher layer to the IEEE Std
   802.15.4 TSCH medium access control layer.  The 6P layer is formed by
   the 6top Protocol defined in this document and 6top Scheduling
   Function(s).  A 6top Scheduling Function (SF) decides when to add/
   delete cells, and triggers 6P Transactions.  This document lists the
   requirements for an SF, but leaves the definition of SFs out of
   scope.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "NOT RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and
   "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC
   2119 [RFC2119].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  6TiSCH Operation Sublayer (6top)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  Hard/Soft Cells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.2.  Using 6P with the Minimal 6TiSCH Configuration  . . . . .   5
   3.  6top Protocol (6P)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.1.  6P Transactions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       3.1.1.  2-step 6P Transaction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.1.2.  3-step 6P Transaction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.2.  Message Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       3.2.1.  6top Information Element (IE) . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       3.2.2.  Generic 6P Message Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       3.2.3.  6P CellOptions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       3.2.4.  6P CellList . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     3.3.  6P Commands and Operations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.3.1.  Adding Cells  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.3.2.  Deleting Cells  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       3.3.3.  Relocating Cells  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       3.3.4.  Counting Cells  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
       3.3.5.  Listing Cells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
       3.3.6.  Clearing the Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
       3.3.7.  Generic Signaling Between SFs . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     3.4.  Protocol Functional Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
       3.4.1.  Version Checking  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
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