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Date:	Fri, 30 May 2014 15:25:59 -0700
From:	Yuchung Cheng <>
	Yuchung Cheng <>
Subject: [PATCH net] tcp: fix cwnd undo on DSACK in F-RTO

This bug is discovered by an recent F-RTO issue on tcpm list

The bug is that currently F-RTO does not use DSACK to undo cwnd in
certain cases: upon receiving an ACK after the RTO retransmission in
F-RTO, and the ACK has DSACK indicating the retransmission is spurious,
the sender only calls tcp_try_undo_loss() if some never retransmisted
data is sacked (FLAG_ORIG_DATA_SACKED).

The correct behavior is to unconditionally call tcp_try_undo_loss so
the DSACK information is used properly to undo the cwnd reduction.

Signed-off-by: Yuchung Cheng <>
Signed-off-by: Neal Cardwell <>
 net/ipv4/tcp_input.c | 11 +++++------
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c b/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
index d6b46eb..3a26b3b 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
@@ -2684,13 +2684,12 @@ static void tcp_process_loss(struct sock *sk, int flag, bool is_dupack)
 	bool recovered = !before(tp->snd_una, tp->high_seq);
 	if (tp->frto) { /* F-RTO RFC5682 sec 3.1 (sack enhanced version). */
-		if (flag & FLAG_ORIG_SACK_ACKED) {
-			/* Step 3.b. A timeout is spurious if not all data are
-			 * lost, i.e., never-retransmitted data are (s)acked.
-			 */
-			tcp_try_undo_loss(sk, true);
+		/* Step 3.b. A timeout is spurious if not all data are
+		 * lost, i.e., never-retransmitted data are (s)acked.
+		 */
+		if (tcp_try_undo_loss(sk, flag & FLAG_ORIG_SACK_ACKED))
-		}
 		if (after(tp->snd_nxt, tp->high_seq) &&
 		    (flag & FLAG_DATA_SACKED || is_dupack)) {
 			tp->frto = 0; /* Loss was real: 2nd part of step 3.a */

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