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Date:   Wed, 16 May 2018 16:40:15 -0700
From:   Yuchung Cheng <>
        Yuchung Cheng <>
Subject: [PATCH net-next 6/8] tcp: separate loss marking and state update on RTO

Previously when TCP times out, it first updates cwnd and ssthresh,
marks packets lost, and then updates congestion state again. This
was fine because everything not yet delivered is marked lost,
so the inflight is always 0 and cwnd can be safely set to 1 to
retransmit one packet on timeout.

But the inflight may not always be 0 on timeout if TCP changes to
mark packets lost based on packet sent time. Therefore we must
first mark the packet lost, then set the cwnd based on the
(updated) inflight.

This is not a pure refactor. Congestion control may potentially
break if it uses (not yet updated) inflight to compute ssthresh.
Fortunately all existing congestion control modules does not do that.
Also it changes the inflight when CA_LOSS_EVENT is called, and only
westwood processes such an event but does not use inflight.

This change has two other minor side benefits:
1) consistent with Fast Recovery s.t. the inflight is updated
   first before tcp_enter_recovery flips state to CA_Recovery.

2) avoid intertwining loss marking with state update, making the
   code more readable.

Signed-off-by: Yuchung Cheng <>
Signed-off-by: Neal Cardwell <>
Reviewed-by: Eric Dumazet <>
Reviewed-by: Soheil Hassas Yeganeh <>
Reviewed-by: Priyaranjan Jha <>
 net/ipv4/tcp_input.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c b/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
index af32accda2a9..1ccc97b368c7 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
@@ -1955,6 +1955,8 @@ void tcp_enter_loss(struct sock *sk)
 	struct net *net = sock_net(sk);
 	bool new_recovery = icsk->icsk_ca_state < TCP_CA_Recovery;
+	tcp_timeout_mark_lost(sk);
 	/* Reduce ssthresh if it has not yet been made inside this window. */
 	if (icsk->icsk_ca_state <= TCP_CA_Disorder ||
 	    !after(tp->high_seq, tp->snd_una) ||
@@ -1969,8 +1971,6 @@ void tcp_enter_loss(struct sock *sk)
 	tp->snd_cwnd_cnt   = 0;
 	tp->snd_cwnd_stamp = tcp_jiffies32;
-	tcp_timeout_mark_lost(sk);
 	/* Timeout in disordered state after receiving substantial DUPACKs
 	 * suggests that the degree of reordering is over-estimated.

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