Re: TCP-Stalls: First impression 2.1.33 from 2.0.30
Sat, 12 Apr 1997 11:52:26 +0200

"David S. Miller" <> writes:
> Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 20:58:11 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Christoph Lameter <>
> There was a fix done to 2.0.30 that fixed the TCP pause bugs
> nicely. Now with 2.1.33 the problem came back with vengeance.
> Could the 2.0.X changes be incorporated into 2.1.X? 2.1.X is
> lagging behind <G>.
>2.1.34 will see these fixes most likely, Eric has merged most of the
>slowdown fixes done for 2.0.x into the 2.1.x tree.

There's still two outstanding fixes on what to do with packets when
the routes disappear temprorarily. I'm still waiting for Alexy to
come back so we can settle the "right" fix for these. One of these
will lead to lost FIN packets, the other will lead to short stalls
in a sufficiently bizzare routing environment (lots of dynamic
changes to the routing table, physical links dying and getting
reasserted quickly.)

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