Re: Striving for Compromise (Consensus?)

On 11 July 2014 14:53, Poul-Henning Kamp <> wrote:
> If 256 bytes is enough for basic interop, we shouldn't require more.

I find this reasonably convincing.  Interoperability is what we are
looking for here.

Though I'll note that the arguments regarding cost of implementation
are very much less convincing. Those devices, when presented with a
peer that doesn't know their capabilities, will have to deal with 16k
frames until their setting is seen.  And I'm not sure that 16k is so
hard for a constrained device to handle anyway.  I keep hearing about
what amazing things that even the most constrained hardware can handle
(TLS stacks, node.js, etc...).  So I'm disinclined to lend too much
weight to arguments about limited capabilities.

That said, if 256 is enough to get something working, then that's a
good argument.

An alternative approach would be to set the default and minimum to the
same value.  That has other benefits, like being able to completely
ignore a setting from the other side.  That seems pretty attractive.

Received on Friday, 11 July 2014 22:37:54 UTC