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From: "Pali Rohár" <>
To: Luiz Augusto von Dentz <>
Subject: Re: bluez A2DP socket reliability
Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 14:22:23 +0200
Message-ID: <20190519122223.gabew7qfftihlbic@pali> (raw)
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On Sunday 19 May 2019 11:13:09 Luiz Augusto von Dentz wrote:
> Hi Pali,
> On Sat, May 18, 2019 at 11:12 PM Pali Rohár <> wrote:
> >
> > Hello! How is L2CAP layer of bluetooth socket used for A2DP audio
> > transfer configured in bluez? It is reliable with big/infinite
> > retransmit count? Or in best-effort manner and some packets may be
> > dropped? And it is possible to change between these two modes for
> > application which uses bluez DBUS API? I'm asking because some A2DP
> > audio codecs are designed to deal with packet loss and for those codecs
> > it would be probably better to configure L2CAP socket to unreliable
> > mode.
> We don't use ERTM with AVDTP, both signaling and transport sockets are
> using basic mode which don't support retransmissions, there the
> concept of flush timeout which iirc we don't currently it.

On site there is no information how to use bluez sockets and
the only documentation/tutorial which I found on internet was this:

I do not know how up-to-date it is, but seems that by default bluez
L2CAP sockets are reliable and to change them to unreliable mode it is
request. As default is zero = infinity = reliable connection.

I do not understand low level bluetooth details, but is ERTM related to

So what are default settings for L2CAP socket used by AVDTP/A2DP
profiles which are transferred to user application via DBUS?

Pali Rohár

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Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-18 19:06 Pali Rohár
2019-05-19  8:13 ` Luiz Augusto von Dentz
2019-05-19 12:22   ` Pali Rohár [this message]
2019-06-07 13:00     ` Pali Rohár
2019-06-07 15:23       ` Luiz Augusto von Dentz
2019-06-10 10:51         ` Pali Rohár
2019-06-10 12:16           ` Luiz Augusto von Dentz
2019-06-10 16:06           ` Frédéric Danis
2019-06-14  7:16             ` Pali Rohár

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