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Date:	Tue, 12 Jan 2010 00:16:33 +0200
From:	Octavian Purdila <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] tcp: account SYN-ACK timeouts & retransmissions

On Friday 08 January 2010 03:25:07 you wrote:
> From: Octavian Purdila <>
> Date: Wed,  6 Jan 2010 22:10:58 +0200
> > Signed-off-by: Maksim Pyatkovskiy <>
> > Signed-off-by: Octavian Purdila <>
> RETRANSSEGS is meant to count data segments retransmits, not pure
> control frames.
> Similarly for TCPTIMEOUTS, it's mean for data retransmit timeouts.
> If you overload these statistics with other similar events, they
> become less meaningful.

But we do increment RETRANSSEGS & TCPTIMEOUTS for SYNs. This creates an 
imbalance in client/server stats which makes things harder to diagnose.

> Finally, bumping TCP specific statistics from the generic INET
> connection oriented socket code is a huge no-no.  That code is
> written to be protocol agnostic.

Fair point, I'll fix that up in the next version.
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