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Date:	Mon, 01 Oct 2007 13:57:10 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: 2.6.21 -> 2.6.22 & 2.6.23-rc8 performance regression

From: Eric Dumazet <>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2007 22:10:03 +0200

> So maybe the following patch is necessary...
> I believe IPV6 & DCCP are immune to this problem.
> Thanks again Denys for spotting this.
> Eric
> [PATCH] TCP : secure_tcp_sequence_number() should not use a too fast clock
> TCP V4 sequence numbers are 32bits, and RFC 793 assumed a 250 KHz clock.
> In order to follow network speed increase, we can use a faster clock, but
> we should limit this clock so that the delay between two rollovers is
> greater than MSL (TCP Maximum Segment Lifetime : 2 minutes)
> Choosing a 64 nsec clock should be OK, since the rollovers occur every
> 274 seconds.
> Problem spotted by Denys Fedoryshchenko
> Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <>

Thanks a lot Eric for bringing closure to this.

I'll apply this and add a reference in the commit message to the
changeset that introduced this problem, since it might help
others who look at this.
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