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Date:	Fri, 21 Dec 2007 11:28:37 +0200 (EET)
From:	"Ilpo Järvinen" <>
To:	Bill Fink <>
cc:	David Miller <>,
	Netdev <>,
	Herbert Xu <>,
	John Heffner <>
Subject: Re: TSO trimming question

On Fri, 21 Dec 2007, Ilpo Järvinen wrote:

> On Fri, 21 Dec 2007, Bill Fink wrote:
> > If so it seems like a lot of unnecessary
> > work just to avoid a 1 in 4 billion event, since it's my understanding
> > that the whole tcp_tso_should_defer function is just an optimization
> > and not a criticality to the proper functioning of TCP, especially
> > considering it hasn't even been executing at all up to now.
> It would still be good to not return 1 in that case we didn't flag the 
> deferral, how about adding one additional tick (+comment) in the zero 
> case making tso_deferred == 0 again unambiguously defined, e.g.:
> 	tp->tso_deferred = min_t(u32, jiffies, 1);

Blah, max_t of course :-).


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