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Date:	Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:06:24 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] tcp: allow for bigger reordering level

From: Eric Dumazet <>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:45:24 -0700

> From: Eric Dumazet <>
> While testing upcoming Yaogong patch (converting out of order queue
> into an RB tree), I hit the max reordering level of linux TCP stack.
> Reordering level was limited to 127 for no good reason, and some
> network setups [1] can easily reach this limit and get limited
> throughput.
> Allow a new max limit of 300, and add a sysctl to allow admins to even
> allow bigger (or lower) values if needed.
> [1] Aggregation of links, per packet load balancing, fabrics not doing
>  deep packet inspections, alternative TCP congestion modules...
> Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <>

I'll apply this, thanks.

However in the longer term I'd say that this value, if it is to have a
limit, then such a limit should probably be scaled based upon the
window size.
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