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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 4/7] tcp: input header length, prediction, and timestamp bugs
Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 02:03:34PM -0500, William Allen Simpson wrote:
>> Andi Kleen wrote:
>>> Is this a bug fix?
>> Yes. One of many, all inter-related.
> It's useful to distingush bug fixes from cleanups from optimizations etc.
> ...

The bug fixes depend on the cleanups.
* 1/7 has the new functions.
* 2/7 has bug fixes that require the new functions.
* 3/7 fixes (and optimizes) the incoming code path, so that
* 4/7 can fix the bugs.
* 5/7 is needed to test the code from part 1.
* 6/7 is the cleanup of parsing (also fixes some bugs introduced by
davem's patch in December), so that
* 7/7 can fix the bugs.

I originally tried submitting these as separate individual pairs of
patches (in November, December, January), but nobody paid any attention.

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