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Date:	Thu, 25 Dec 2008 18:00:51 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] tcp: make urg+gso work for real this time

From: Herbert Xu <>
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 12:47:39 +1100

> If all these packets are delivered in order, then what'll happen
> is that RCV.UP starts out at 65535, and once the final segment is
> delivered it'll be updated to 66240.
> If out-of-order delivery occurs and the final segment arrives earlier,
> then all that'll happen is that RCV.UP will hit 66240 earlier, which
> is not an issue since all subsequent urgent pointers will be less and
> hence ignored.

So it all hinges on how the receiver updates his URG pointer.  This is
what legitimizes a sender advertising a changing URG pointer.

So it works, but it isn't the nicest thing in the world :-)
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