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Date:	Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:51:07 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] tcp/dccp: remove twchain

From: Eric Dumazet <>
Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2013 00:22:02 -0700

> Current inet_ehash_bucket contains two chains, one for ESTABLISH (and
> friend states) sockets, another for TIME_WAIT sockets only.
> As the hash table is sized to get at most one socket per bucket, it
> makes little sense to have separate twchain, as it makes the lookup
> slightly more complicated, and doubles hash table memory usage.

The idea was that long standing time-wait sockets should be forced to
provably never appear in same hash chains and thus cause interference
with lookups on established sockets.

On the other hand, moving sockets between these two tables has a
non-trivial cost, and synchronization complexity.

So perhaps your change gives the right tradeoff.

Eric this patch needs to be respun against current net-next
in order for it to apply cleanly, please do that and I'll add

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