this may be drifting tooo much, but it seems the issue of deciding when to
give-up on reassembly of an IP datagram is similar to the issues that neterion
are going to be going-through creating their "LRO" (Large Receive Offload)
solution, albeit the potential consequences of a bad decision are rather different.
both seek to know when it is unlikely that no more frames/fragments will arrive.
just how much extra overhead would there be to track the interarrival time of ip
datagram fragments and would that allow someone to make a guess as to how long
to reasonably wait for all the fragments to arrive? (or did I miss that being
or an added heuristic of "if have reassembled N datagrams for the same
source/dest/protocol tuple with ID's "larger" than 'this one' since it has
arrived, we are probably going to wrap so might as well drop 'this one'" for
some judicious and magical selection of N that may be a decent predictor of wrap
on top of some existing reassembly timout.