Chapter 25. Detailed Description of the Link Layer
The Previous Chapter
The previous chapter introduced the problem for which Static Rate Control is the solution, and then provided a detailed description of how Static Rate Control works. It concluded the part of the book that focuses on the transport service types (i.e., Part 4).
This chapter provides a detailed description of the Link Layer. This includes:
Link Layer functional overview.
Link state machine.
Detailed description of LRH.
QoS within the subnet: SL and VLs.
Detailed description of VL arbitration.
Link-Level Flow Control.
Intro to the packet delimiters.
Packet receive state machine.
Data packet check.
Link packet (Flow Control packet) check.
Switch performs packet ...