path: root/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
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authorYuchung Cheng <ycheng@google.com>2019-04-29 15:46:14 -0700
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2019-05-01 11:47:54 -0400
commit7c1f08154c4e34d10be41156375ce2b8ab591b0f (patch)
treef4fddf34b3b093d57867395e64dc450969dfc8ac /net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
parenttcp: avoid unconditional congestion window undo on SYN retransmit (diff)
tcp: undo initial congestion window on false SYN timeout
Linux implements RFC6298 and use an initial congestion window of 1 upon establishing the connection if the SYN packet is retransmitted 2 or more times. In cellular networks SYN timeouts are often spurious if the wireless radio was dormant or idle. Also some network path is longer than the default SYN timeout. Having a minimal cwnd on both cases are detrimental to TCP startup performance. This patch extends TCP undo feature (RFC3522 aka TCP Eifel) to detect spurious SYN timeout via TCP timestamps. Since tp->retrans_stamp records the initial SYN timestamp instead of first retransmission, we have to implement a different undo code additionally. The detection also must happen before tcp_ack() as retrans_stamp is reset when SYN is acknowledged. Note this patch covers both active regular and fast open. Signed-off-by: Yuchung Cheng <ycheng@google.com> Signed-off-by: Neal Cardwell <ncardwell@google.com> Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to '')
1 files changed, 16 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c b/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
index e2cbfc3ffa3f..695f840acc14 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
@@ -5748,6 +5748,21 @@ static void smc_check_reset_syn(struct tcp_sock *tp)
+static void tcp_try_undo_spurious_syn(struct sock *sk)
+ struct tcp_sock *tp = tcp_sk(sk);
+ u32 syn_stamp;
+ /* undo_marker is set when SYN or SYNACK times out. The timeout is
+ * spurious if the ACK's timestamp option echo value matches the
+ * original SYN timestamp.
+ */
+ syn_stamp = tp->retrans_stamp;
+ if (tp->undo_marker && syn_stamp && tp->rx_opt.saw_tstamp &&
+ syn_stamp == tp->rx_opt.rcv_tsecr)
+ tp->undo_marker = 0;
static int tcp_rcv_synsent_state_process(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb,
const struct tcphdr *th)
@@ -5815,6 +5830,7 @@ static int tcp_rcv_synsent_state_process(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb,
tcp_ecn_rcv_synack(tp, th);
tcp_init_wl(tp, TCP_SKB_CB(skb)->seq);
+ tcp_try_undo_spurious_syn(sk);
tcp_ack(sk, skb, FLAG_SLOWPATH);
/* Ok.. it's good. Set up sequence numbers and