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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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