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authorAndreas Petlund <apetlund@simula.no>2010-02-18 04:48:19 (GMT)
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2010-02-18 23:43:09 (GMT)
commit7e38017557bc0b87434d184f8804cadb102bb903 (patch)
tree30c4a0793bd28f6731ade58786c06f9cf33115df /Documentation/networking
parent36e31b0af58728071e8023cf8e20c5166b700717 (diff)
net: TCP thin dupack
This patch enables fast retransmissions after one dupACK for TCP if the stream is identified as thin. This will reduce latencies for thin streams that are not able to trigger fast retransmissions due to high packet interarrival time. This mechanism is only active if enabled by iocontrol or syscontrol and the stream is identified as thin. Signed-off-by: Andreas Petlund <apetlund@simula.no> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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diff --git a/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt b/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
index f147310..2571a62 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
@@ -499,6 +499,18 @@ tcp_thin_linear_timeouts - BOOLEAN
Documentation/networking/tcp-thin.txt
Default: 0
+tcp_thin_dupack - BOOLEAN
+ Enable dynamic triggering of retransmissions after one dupACK
+ for thin streams. If set, a check is performed upon reception
+ of a dupACK to determine if the stream is thin (less than 4
+ packets in flight). As long as the stream is found to be thin,
+ data is retransmitted on the first received dupACK. This
+ improves retransmission latency for non-aggressive thin
+ streams, often found to be time-dependent.
+ For more information on thin streams, see
+ Documentation/networking/tcp-thin.txt
+ Default: 0
+
UDP variables:
udp_mem - vector of 3 INTEGERs: min, pressure, max

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