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Date:	Wed, 28 Feb 2007 13:08:08 -0800
From:	Stephen Hemminger <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/4]: Kill fastpath_{skb,cnt}_hint.

On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 11:49:49 -0800 (PST)
David Miller <> wrote:

> commit 71b270d966cd42e29eabcd39434c4ad4d33aa2be
> Author: David S. Miller <>
> Date:   Tue Feb 27 19:28:07 2007 -0800
>     [TCP]: Kill fastpath_{skb,cnt}_hint.
>     Now that we have per-skb fack_counts and an interval
>     search mechanism for the retransmit queue, we don't
>     need these things any more.
>     Instead, as we traverse the SACK blocks to tag the
>     queue, we use the RB tree to lookup the first SKB
>     covering the SACK block by sequence number.
>     Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>

I would be happy to see this go.  Have you tried this code with
a SACK DoS stream? I.e. before you could consume a huge amount
of cpu time by giving an certain bad sequence of SACK's. This
code should have a better worst case run time.
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