Telechat Review of draft-ietf-bmwg-imix-genome-04

Request Review of draft-ietf-bmwg-imix-genome
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 05)
Type Telechat Review
Team General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) (genart)
Deadline 2013-05-28
Requested 2013-05-08
Authors Al Morton
Draft last updated 2013-07-29
Completed reviews Genart Last Call review of -04 by Vijay Gurbani (diff)
Genart Telechat review of -04 by Vijay Gurbani (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Vijay Gurbani 
State Completed
Review review-ietf-bmwg-imix-genome-04-genart-telechat-gurbani-2013-07-29
Reviewed rev. 04 (document currently at 05)
Review result Ready with Issues
Review completed: 2013-07-29


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Please resolve these comments along with any other Last Call comments
you may receive.

Document: draft-ietf-bmwg-imix-genome-04
Reviewer: Vijay K. Gurbani
Review Date: Apr-26-2013
IETF LC End Date: May-06-2013
IESG Telechat date: May-30-2013

This document is ready as an Informational.  A couple of minor comments
that can benefit the draft below.

Major: 0
Minor: 2
Nits: 0


- S1, 4th paragraph: "An IMIX suited for one networking device and
 deployment will not be appropriate for another."  I suspect the
 variability of the packet sizes has to do with the vendor whose device
 is being benchmarked.  In other words, a constant, K, used as a packet
 size by Vendor A does not mean that K can be used while benchmarking a
 device by Vendor B.  If so, it may be helpful to augment the quoted
 sentence above by the phrase "because packet sizes differ across
 different vendor devices."

- S3, "o  Non-RFC2544 packet sizes ... in the table." --- Is this not
 already covered in S4 (Custom IMIX)?  When I read the quoted bullet
 item, I immediately thought of some sort of an encoding scheme to
 encode non standard packet sizes, which is what S4 does.  Maybe I
 am missing something?


- vijay
Vijay K. Gurbani, Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent
1960 Lucent Lane, Rm. 9C-533, Naperville, Illinois 60563 (USA)
Email: vkg at {,} / vijay.gurbani at

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