Preamble

Idea: 71-low-traffic
Title: Low traffic consumption(technical)
Status: Aborted
Created: 2018-01-25

Summary

1) Issues related to statusgo network overhead

Swarm Participants

  • Lead Contributor: @JekaMas (40h/w)
  • Testing & Evaluation: @annadanchenko (?)
  • Go Contributor: @b00ris (40h/w)
  • Go Contributor: @PombeirP (30h/w)
  • Go Contributor: @feuGeneA (30h/w)
  • Clojure Contributor: @yenda (20h/w)

Product Overview

Measure network overhead for main statusgo usage scenarios. Identify and fix the bottlenecks.

Product Description

Main use cases to track: 1) node was started in background(sync was ended) 1.1) node was started in background(sync was ended) + whisper 2) node was started in background(sync is running) 2) node was started in background(upstream) 2.1) node was started in background(upstream) + whisper 3) one chat 1-1. sending messages(60rpm) 4) 60 chats 1-1. receiving messages(10rpm per chat) 5) 10 group chats(60 rpm per chat) 6) 100 chats 1-1. 30 group chats. receiving historic messages for last day(100 messages per chat)

Many topics problem https://github.com/status-im/status-react/issues/2964 Whisper network overhead https://github.com/status-im/status-react/issues/2931

Requirements & Dependencies

Part of https://github.com/status-im/ideas/issues/55 Related to ultralight client

Iterations

Goal Date: 2018-02-13 Description:

  • Define reasonable steps to reduce network overhead
  • We have tools to measure CPU usage and network of statusgo for main use cases to track progress(part of https://github.com/status-im/ideas/issues/22)(status-go tasks TBD)
  • Success metrics for the issue was defined

Minimum Viable Product. Iteration 2.

Goal Date: 2018-02-26

  • Reduce Status mean traffic to 50-100Mb/day (2-4 Mb/hour) from current 10-20Gb/day. This relates only to online chatting without offline mailboxing
  • Make WhisperV6 production ready and switch to it https://github.com/status-im/status-go/issues/634

Acceptable traffic consumption. Iteration 3.

Goal Date: 2018-03-05

  • Reduce Status mean traffic to 10-40Mb/day(0.5-2 Mb/hour)
  • Many topics problem resolved https://github.com/status-im/status-react/issues/2964
  • Many topics used for topics subscription
  • Setup maximum Whesper’s peers

Acceptable traffic consumption at the start of Status. Iteration 4.

Goal Date: 2018-03-26

  • Reduce traffic overhead on a Status start
  • Many topics used for offline mailboxing
  • Offline mailboxing sends only messages by given period of time (from-to timestamps)
  • Update mail server to send only messages that used doesn’t receive yet https://github.com/status-im/status-go/issues/690

Minimal offline mailboxing overhead. Iteration 5.

Goal Date: 2018-04-09

  • Further traffic overhead decrease on a Status start
  • Use new offline mailboxing API on Clojure script side.

Success Metrics

5 Mb/day of traffic