Stage-implemented QoS shaping for data communication switch

  • US 6,865,153 B1
  • Filed: 11/21/2000
  • Issued: 03/08/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/20/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A quality of service (QoS) shaping method for a data communication switch, the method comprising:

  • receiving a packet having an inbound priority value;

    determining a QoS shaping index for the packet in accordance with packet addressing information;

    selecting a QoS shaping map for the packet using the QoS shaping index; and

    selecting a priority value based on the inbound priority value using the selected QoS shaping map wherein the QoS shaping map is selected from a plurality of QoS shaping maps including internal priority maps and outbound priority maps.

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