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Date:	Thu, 1 Jan 2015 00:42:17 +1100
From:	Herbert Xu <>
To:	Thomas Jarosch <>
	Steffen Klassert <>,
	Ben Hutchings <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>
Subject: Re: tcp: Do not apply TSO segment limit to non-TSO packets

On Thu, Jan 01, 2015 at 12:39:23AM +1100, Herbert Xu wrote:
> Thomas Jarosch reported IPsec TCP stalls when a PMTU event occurs.
> In fact the problem was completely unrelated to IPsec.  The bug is
> also reproducible if you just disable TSO/GSO.

This raises two interesting questions.

Firstly not many people test non-TSO code paths anymore so bugs
are likely to persist for a long time there.  Perhaps it's time
to remove the non-TSO code path altogether? The GSO code path
should provide enough speed-up in terms of boosting the effective
MTU to offset the cost of copying.

Secondly why are we dealing with hardware TSO segment limits
by limiting the size of the TSO packet in the TCP stack? Surely
in this case GSO is free since there won't be any copying?

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