[Make-wifi-fast] debugging TCP stalls on high-speed wifi

Eric Dumazet eric.dumazet at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 20:46:55 EST 2019

On 12/12/19 4:59 PM, Simon Barber wrote:
> I’m currently adding ACK thinning to Linux’s GRO code. Quite a simple addition given the way that code works.
> Simon

Please don't.

1) It will not help since many NIC  do not use GRO.

2) This does not help if you receive one ACK per NIC interrupt, which is quite common.

3) This breaks GRO transparency.

4) TCP can implement this in a more effective/controlled way,
   since the peer know a lot more flow characteristics.

Middle-box should not try to make TCP better, they usually break things.

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