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Subject[PATCH 4.15 13/23] tcp_bbr: fix pacing_gain to always be unity when using lt_bw
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4.15-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Neal Cardwell <ncardwell@google.com>


[ Upstream commit 3aff3b4b986e51bcf4ab249e5d48d39596e0df6a ]

This commit fixes the pacing_gain to remain at BBR_UNIT (1.0) when
using lt_bw and returning from the PROBE_RTT state to PROBE_BW.

Previously, when using lt_bw, upon exiting PROBE_RTT and entering
PROBE_BW the bbr_reset_probe_bw_mode() code could sometimes randomly
end up with a cycle_idx of 0 and hence have bbr_advance_cycle_phase()
set a pacing gain above 1.0. In such cases this would result in a
pacing rate that is 1.25x higher than intended, potentially resulting
in a high loss rate for a little while until we stop using the lt_bw a
bit later.

This commit is a stable candidate for kernels back as far as 4.9.

Fixes: 0f8782ea1497 ("tcp_bbr: add BBR congestion control")
Signed-off-by: Neal Cardwell <ncardwell@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Yuchung Cheng <ycheng@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Soheil Hassas Yeganeh <soheil@google.com>
Reported-by: Beyers Cronje <bcronje@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
---
net/ipv4/tcp_bbr.c | 6 +++---
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

--- a/net/ipv4/tcp_bbr.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/tcp_bbr.c
@@ -481,7 +481,8 @@ static void bbr_advance_cycle_phase(stru

bbr->cycle_idx = (bbr->cycle_idx + 1) & (CYCLE_LEN - 1);
bbr->cycle_mstamp = tp->delivered_mstamp;
- bbr->pacing_gain = bbr_pacing_gain[bbr->cycle_idx];
+ bbr->pacing_gain = bbr->lt_use_bw ? BBR_UNIT :
+ bbr_pacing_gain[bbr->cycle_idx];
}

/* Gain cycling: cycle pacing gain to converge to fair share of available bw. */
@@ -490,8 +491,7 @@ static void bbr_update_cycle_phase(struc
{
struct bbr *bbr = inet_csk_ca(sk);

- if ((bbr->mode == BBR_PROBE_BW) && !bbr->lt_use_bw &&
- bbr_is_next_cycle_phase(sk, rs))
+ if (bbr->mode == BBR_PROBE_BW && bbr_is_next_cycle_phase(sk, rs))
bbr_advance_cycle_phase(sk);
}


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