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    SubjectRe: [net-next PATCH v4 1/3] net: TCP thin-stream detection
    Hi!

    > +After analysing a large number of time-dependent interactive
    > +applications, we have seen that they often produce thin streams
    > +and also stay with this traffic pattern throughout its entire
    > +lifespan. The combination of time-dependency and the fact that the
    > +streams provoke high latencies when using TCP is unfortunate.
    > +
    > +In order to reduce application-layer latency when packets are lost,
    > +a set of mechanisms has been made, which address these latency issues
    > +for thin streams. In short, if the kernel detects a thin stream,
    > +the retransmission mechanisms are modified in the following manner:
    > +
    > +1) If the stream is thin, fast retransmit on the first dupACK.
    > +2) If the stream is thin, do not apply exponential backoff.

    2) seems very dangerous/unfair. If network congestion is caused just
    by thin streams, will the network just fall apart?


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