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Re: [PATCH] (1/3) tcp - choose congestion algorithm at initialization

To: Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] (1/3) tcp - choose congestion algorithm at initialization
From: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 22:58:58 -0700
Cc: shemminger@xxxxxxxx, davem@xxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 08:07:36 +1000
Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The choice of congestion algorithm needs to be made when connection
> > is setup to avoid problems when the sysctl values change later and the
> > necessary data hasn't been collected.
> 
> Could this be chosen by a setsockopt as well?

If we export such things with a user visible
interface, that makes it harder to rip out the
congestion control algorithm later.  Such an
action is very likely so...

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