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Subject[patch 12/26] : Fix TCP initial sequence number selection.
2.6.22-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us
know.

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From: Eric Dumazet <dada1@cosmosbay.com>
changeset 162f6690a65075b49f242d3c8cdb5caaa959a060 in mainline.

TCP V4 sequence numbers are 32bits, and RFC 793 assumed a 250 KHz clock.
In order to follow network speed increase, we can use a faster clock, but
we should limit this clock so that the delay between two rollovers is
greater than MSL (TCP Maximum Segment Lifetime : 2 minutes)

Choosing a 64 nsec clock should be OK, since the rollovers occur every
274 seconds.

Problem spotted by Denys Fedoryshchenko

[ This bug was introduced by f85958151900f9d30fa5ff941b0ce71eaa45a7de ]

Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <dada1@cosmosbay.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

---
drivers/char/random.c | 10 ++++++----
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
--- a/drivers/char/random.c
+++ b/drivers/char/random.c
@@ -1550,11 +1550,13 @@ __u32 secure_tcp_sequence_number(__be32
* As close as possible to RFC 793, which
* suggests using a 250 kHz clock.
* Further reading shows this assumes 2 Mb/s networks.
- * For 10 Gb/s Ethernet, a 1 GHz clock is appropriate.
- * That's funny, Linux has one built in! Use it!
- * (Networks are faster now - should this be increased?)
+ * For 10 Mb/s Ethernet, a 1 MHz clock is appropriate.
+ * For 10 Gb/s Ethernet, a 1 GHz clock should be ok, but
+ * we also need to limit the resolution so that the u32 seq
+ * overlaps less than one time per MSL (2 minutes).
+ * Choosing a clock of 64 ns period is OK. (period of 274 s)
*/
- seq += ktime_get_real().tv64;
+ seq += ktime_get_real().tv64 >> 6;
#if 0
printk("init_seq(%lx, %lx, %d, %d) = %d\n",
saddr, daddr, sport, dport, seq);
--
-
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