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Date:	Tue, 25 Sep 2007 22:47:11 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 2/3] [TCP]: Reordered ACK's (old) SACKs not
 included to discarded MIB

From: "Ilpo_Järvinen" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 12:04:07 +0300

> In case of ACK reordering, the SACK block might be valid in it's
> time but is already obsoleted since we've received another kind
> of confirmation about arrival of the segments through snd_una
> advancement of an earlier packet.
> I didn't bother to build distinguishing of valid and invalid
> SACK blocks but simply made reordered SACK blocks that are too
> old always not counted regardless of their "real" validity which
> could be determined by using the ack field of the reordered
> packet (won't be significant IMHO).
> DSACKs can very well be considered useful even in this situation,
> so won't do any of this for them.
> Signed-off-by: Ilpo Järvinen <>

This looks fine to me, applied.

If the skipped case is interesting we can add another MIB
stat for it :-)
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