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Eager Gate Schedule Configuration

Goals

This showcase demonstrates how the eager gate schedule configurator can set up schedules in a simple network.

INET version: 4.4

The Model

The simulation uses the following network:

../../../../../_images/Network17.png

Here is the configuration:

[Eager]
network = inet.networks.tsn.TsnDumbbellNetwork
description = "Eager gate scheduling"
sim-time-limit = 0.2s
record-eventlog = true

*.switch1.typename = "TsnSwitch1"
*.switch2.typename = "TsnSwitch2"

# client applications
*.client*.numApps = 2
*.client*.app[*].typename = "UdpSourceApp"
*.client*.app[0].display-name = "best effort"
*.client*.app[1].display-name = "video"
*.client*.app[0].io.destAddress = "server1"
*.client*.app[1].io.destAddress = "server2"
*.client1.app[0].io.destPort = 1000
*.client1.app[1].io.destPort = 1002
*.client2.app[0].io.destPort = 1001
*.client2.app[1].io.destPort = 1003
*.client*.app[*].source.packetNameFormat = "%M-%m-%c"
*.client*.app[0].source.packetLength = 1000B
*.client*.app[1].source.packetLength = 500B
*.client*.app[0].source.productionInterval = 500us # ~16Mbps
*.client*.app[1].source.productionInterval = 250us # ~16Mbps

# server applications
*.server*.numApps = 4
*.server*.app[*].typename = "UdpSinkApp"
*.server*.app[0..1].display-name = "best effort"
*.server*.app[2..3].display-name = "video"
*.server*.app[0].io.localPort = 1000
*.server*.app[1].io.localPort = 1001
*.server*.app[2].io.localPort = 1002
*.server*.app[3].io.localPort = 1003

# enable outgoing streams
*.client*.hasOutgoingStreams = true

# client stream identification
*.client*.bridging.streamIdentifier.identifier.mapping = [{stream: "best effort", packetFilter: expr(udp.destPort == 1000)},
                                                          {stream: "video", packetFilter: expr(udp.destPort == 1002)},
														  {stream: "best effort", packetFilter: expr(udp.destPort == 1001)},
														  {stream: "video", packetFilter: expr(udp.destPort == 1003)}]

# client stream encoding
*.client*.bridging.streamCoder.encoder.mapping = [{stream: "best effort", pcp: 0},
                                                  {stream: "video", pcp: 4}]

# enable streams
*.switch*.hasIncomingStreams = true
*.switch*.hasOutgoingStreams = true

*.switch*.bridging.streamCoder.decoder.mapping = [{pcp: 0, stream: "best effort"},
                                                  {pcp: 4, stream: "video"}]

*.switch*.bridging.streamCoder.encoder.mapping = [{stream: "best effort", pcp: 0},
                                                  {stream: "video", pcp: 4}]

# enable incoming streams
*.server*.hasIncomingStreams = true

# enable egress traffic shaping
*.switch*.hasEgressTrafficShaping = true

# time-aware traffic shaping with 2 queues
*.switch*.eth[*].macLayer.queue.numTrafficClasses = 2
*.switch*.eth[*].macLayer.queue.queue[0].display-name = "best effort"
*.switch*.eth[*].macLayer.queue.queue[1].display-name = "video"

# automatic gate scheduling
*.gateScheduleConfigurator.typename = "EagerGateScheduleConfigurator"
*.gateScheduleConfigurator.gateCycleDuration = 1ms
# 58B = 8B (UDP) + 20B (IP) + 4B (802.1 Q-TAG) + 14B (ETH MAC) + 4B (ETH FCS) + 8B (ETH PHY)
*.gateScheduleConfigurator.configuration =
   [{pcp: 0, gateIndex: 0, application: "app[0]", source: "client1", destination: "server1", packetLength: 1000B + 58B, packetInterval: 500us, maxLatency: 500us},
    {pcp: 4, gateIndex: 1, application: "app[1]", source: "client1", destination: "server2", packetLength: 500B + 58B, packetInterval: 250us, maxLatency: 500us},
    {pcp: 0, gateIndex: 0, application: "app[0]", source: "client2", destination: "server1", packetLength: 1000B + 58B, packetInterval: 500us, maxLatency: 500us},
    {pcp: 4, gateIndex: 1, application: "app[1]", source: "client2", destination: "server2", packetLength: 500B + 58B, packetInterval: 250us, maxLatency: 500us}]

# gate scheduling visualization
*.visualizer.gateScheduleVisualizer.displayGateSchedules = true
*.visualizer.gateScheduleVisualizer.displayDuration = 100us
*.visualizer.gateScheduleVisualizer.gateFilter = "*.switch1.eth[2].** or *.switch2.eth[0].**.transmissionGate[0] or *.switch2.eth[1].**.transmissionGate[1]"
*.visualizer.gateScheduleVisualizer.height = 16

Results

A gate cycle duration of 1ms is displayed on the following sequence chart. Note how time efficient the flow of packets from the sources to the sinks are:

../../../../../_images/seqchart.png

Here is the delay for the second packet of client2 in the best effort traffic class, from the packet source to the packet sink. Note that this stream is the outlier on the above chart. The delay is within the 500us requirement, but it’s quite close to it:

../../../../../_images/timediff.png

The following chart displays the delay for individual packets of the different traffic categories:

../../../../../_images/delay2.png

All delay is within the specified constraints.

Note

Both video streams and the client2 best effort stream have two cluster points. This is due to these traffic classes having multiple packets per gate cycle. As the different flows interact, some packets have increased delay.

Sources: omnetpp.ini

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