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Re: [PATCH, untested] Support for PPPOE on SMP

To: Paul MacKerras <paulus@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH, untested] Support for PPPOE on SMP
From: Michal Ostrowski <mostrows@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 25 Jun 2003 18:56:45 -0400
Cc: Jamal Hadi <hadi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Rusty Russell <rusty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, carlson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On Wed, 2003-06-25 at 18:17, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> James might be able to comment better than me on what will happen if
> packets get reordered during the negotiation phase of a PPP
> connection.  I think the worst is that some packets will have to be
> retransmitted and thus the negotiation will take several seconds
> longer than it needs to.

This is exactly what we're dealing with the current "bug"; the worst
case effect is a delay.  I don't think heroic measures are called for
the sake of this PPPoE issue alone.

Michal Ostrowski <mostrows@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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