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Date:	Sat, 31 May 2008 09:10:23 +0200
From:	Harald Dunkel <>
Subject: increase priority of tcp ACK packages in the kernel?

Hi folks,

AFAICS there is a performance problem for tcp: High volume
outgoing traffic seriously affects throughput for incoming
traffic due to the tcp ACK packages waiting between the
giant packages in the outgoing fifo.

Do you think it would be possible to increase the priority of
outgoing tcp ACK packages in the kernel by default?

The performance improvement on busy lines can be pretty high,
as the before-after images on
show for OpenBSD.

I have found some solutions for Linux using tc and iptables,

But maybe there is a more general solution that I haven't seen



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