[Beowulf] Spanning Tree Protocol and latency: allowing loops in switching networks for minimizing switch hops

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 16:15:28 EST 2010


On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 3:10 PM, Greg Lindahl <lindahl at pbm.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 01:23:59PM -0600, Rahul Nabar wrote:
>
>> In the interest of latency minimum switch hops make sense and for that
>> loops might sometimes provide the best solution.
>
> STP disables all loops. All you gain is a bit of redundancy, but the
> price is high.

I see! That makes sense. Too bad.  I wish there was some non-STP way
of dealing with loops then.

-- 
Rahul
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