[tcpm] ACK aggregation and congestion window growth

Ingemar Johansson S <ingemar.s.johansson@ericsson.com> Fri, 26 April 2019 13:46 UTC

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From: Ingemar Johansson S <ingemar.s.johansson@ericsson.com>
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Subject: [tcpm] ACK aggregation and congestion window growth
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Hi

 

I am experimenting with a simple test setup with 2 Ubuntu 18.04 PCs (Cubic
CC). 

Between these two I have a simple setup that aggregates ACKs so that they
are forwarded to the server only every 10ms. The min RTT is 18ms. 

The problem I see is that even though I should reach 1Gbps throughput, I
only get around 200Mbps. 

I would believe that the congestion window should eventually increase enough
to handle the burstiness given by the ACK aggregation but it seems like this
is not the case. 

Is there a limitation in the Linux stack that prevents congestion window
growth when ACKs arrive in bursts like this ? 

 

/Ingemar

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