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Date:   Fri, 28 Aug 2020 10:14:13 +0200
From:   Eric Dumazet <>
To:     "S.V.R.Anand" <>,
Subject: Re: packet deadline and process scheduling

On 8/27/20 11:45 PM, S.V.R.Anand wrote:
> Hi,
> In the control loop application I am trying to build, an incoming message from
> the network will have a deadline before which it should be delivered to the
> receiver process. This essentially calls for a way of scheduling this process
> based on the deadline information contained in the message. 
> If not already available, I wish to  write code for such run-time ordering of
> processes in the earlist deadline first fashion. The assumption, however
> futuristic it may be, is that deadline information is contained as part of the
> packet header something like an inband-OAM. 
> Your feedback on the above will be very helpful. 
> Hope the above objective will be of general interest to netdev as well.
> My apologies if this is not the appropriate mailing list for posting this kind
> of mails.  
> Anand

Is this described in some RFC ?

If not, I guess you might have to code this in user space.

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