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-rw-r--r--net/ipv4/tcp_output.c23
1 files changed, 17 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c b/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c
index de54f02f10a9..e4c5ac9fe89b 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c
@@ -362,6 +362,17 @@ struct tcp_out_options {
__u32 tsval, tsecr; /* need to include OPTION_TS */
};
+/* Beware: Something in the Internet is very sensitive to the ordering of
+ * TCP options, we learned this through the hard way, so be careful here.
+ * Luckily we can at least blame others for their non-compliance but from
+ * inter-operatibility perspective it seems that we're somewhat stuck with
+ * the ordering which we have been using if we want to keep working with
+ * those broken things (not that it currently hurts anybody as there isn't
+ * particular reason why the ordering would need to be changed).
+ *
+ * At least SACK_PERM as the first option is known to lead to a disaster
+ * (but it may well be that other scenarios fail similarly).
+ */
static void tcp_options_write(__be32 *ptr, struct tcp_sock *tp,
const struct tcp_out_options *opts,
__u8 **md5_hash) {
@@ -376,6 +387,12 @@ static void tcp_options_write(__be32 *ptr, struct tcp_sock *tp,
*md5_hash = NULL;
}
+ if (unlikely(opts->mss)) {
+ *ptr++ = htonl((TCPOPT_MSS << 24) |
+ (TCPOLEN_MSS << 16) |
+ opts->mss);
+ }
+
if (likely(OPTION_TS & opts->options)) {
if (unlikely(OPTION_SACK_ADVERTISE & opts->options)) {
*ptr++ = htonl((TCPOPT_SACK_PERM << 24) |
@@ -392,12 +409,6 @@ static void tcp_options_write(__be32 *ptr, struct tcp_sock *tp,
*ptr++ = htonl(opts->tsecr);
}
- if (unlikely(opts->mss)) {
- *ptr++ = htonl((TCPOPT_MSS << 24) |
- (TCPOLEN_MSS << 16) |
- opts->mss);
- }
-
if (unlikely(OPTION_SACK_ADVERTISE & opts->options &&
!(OPTION_TS & opts->options))) {
*ptr++ = htonl((TCPOPT_NOP << 24) |

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