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SubjectRe: MTU and 2.4.x kernel
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:-> "kuznet" == kuznet <kuznet@ms2.inr.ac.ru> writes:

>> Over a radio link where
>> error rate causes exponential increases in probability of packet loss as

> Another myth. All they do error correction and have so high latency,
> that _increasing_ mtu only helps. And helps a lot.

Please don't break existing implementations. Some old hardware used in
the amateur radio world doesn't even accept an mtu longer than 256(*),
and the resulting packets will be silently chopped at the end.
If you want to drop mtu lower than 512, please at least add a
CONFIG_I_NEED_A_GODDAMN_SMALL_MTU as an option.

Pf

(*) Kantronics TNCs are an example.




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