|To:||"David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>|
|Subject:||Re: [PATCH] Too aggressive cwnd backoff|
|From:||Baruch Even <baruch@xxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Thu, 07 Apr 2005 20:18:09 +0100|
|User-agent:||Debian Thunderbird 1.0 (X11/20050116)|
David S. Miller wrote:
On Thu, 7 Apr 2005 19:41:46 +0300 Baruch Even <baruch@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:However, in tcp_cwnd_down we will not stop reducing the cwnd until we get to limit which is set to tp->ssthresh/2. The provided patch will set limit to tp->ssthresh. This was the original behaviour in some older version of Linux.As stated in another email, it is still unknown where this "changed" or if it even "changed" at all in the vanilla sources. Could you track this down? I still strongly believe this is some WEB100 change you actually had in your tree, or something like that.
This change seems to be specific to us (Hamilton), I didn't find it as far back as 2.4.12 , it wasn't in any 2.6.x kernel and not even in web100 version alpha 2.3.2 which corresponds to kernel 2.4.23.
It does appear in the original patches that Doug Leith sent, so the only explanation left is that it's something he did in his tree originally. And for some reason I believed it was reverting an old change in the Linux kernel.
Baruch  ftp.ie.kernel.org is missing 2.4.11 and ketchup died in my hands.
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