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Date:	Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:49:46 +0800
From:	zhuyj <>
To:	LKML <>,
	netdev <>,
	Vlad Yasevich <>,,,
	"Tao, Yue" <>,
	Alexandre Dietsch <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	zhuyj <>
Subject: SCTP_PEER_ADDR_CHANGE Notification over UNCONFIRMED path

Hi, Vlad && DEEPAK && Michael && David

 From Michael && DEEPAK
  lxr SCTP implementation, doesn't transit the path state to INACTIVE, 
if it was never confirmed. this leads to SCTP_PEER_ADDRESS_CHANGE 
notification after each failed probe from this time.
  Is there any specific reason to have same notification to SCTP User 
with each probe in RTO time period ?
  807 /* If the transport was never confirmed, do not transition it
  808 * to inactive state. Also, release the cached route since
  809 * there may be a better route next time.
  810 */
  811 if (transport->state != SCTP_UNCONFIRMED)

  812 transport->state = SCTP_INACTIVE;

  we checked RFC and here it is mentioned as  Path Verification 
Section(5.4) of RFC 4960

  In each RTO, a probe may be sent on an active UNCONFIRMED path in an
  attempt to move it to the CONFIRMED state. If during this probing
  the path becomes inactive, this rate is lowered to the normal
  HEARTBEAT rate. At the expiration of the RTO timer, the error
  counter of any path that was probed but not CONFIRMED is incremented
  by one and subjected to path failure detection, as defined in

  . When probing UNCONFIRMED addresses, however, the association
  overall error counter is not incremented

  Does this mean that in attempt to move a UNCONFIRMED path to CONFIRMED 
State, the path can become INACTIVE, when transport error counter 
reaches to path_max_retrans counter ?
  I would say that the path stays UNCONFIRMED.

  I would also only expect a  SCTP_PEER_ADDRESS_CHANGE notification when 
a path state changes, not on every  try.


I made a patch to disable sending SCTP_PEER_ADDRESS_CHANGE notification 
every try. Now the patch is in the attachment. Please check it.

Zhu Yanjun

View attachment "0001-sctp-not-send-SCTP_PEER_ADDR_CHANGE-notifications-wi.patch" of type "text/x-patch" (1028 bytes)

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