Re: [tcpm] Linux doesn’t implement RFC3465

Vidhi Goel <vidhi_goel@apple.com> Mon, 02 August 2021 23:02 UTC

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> On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 3:37 PM Mark Allman <mallman@icir.org <mailto:mallman@icir.org>> wrote:
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> > The fact is that Linux CC has long moved to infinite L since 2031,
> 
> So, if our experience is with L=\infinity and it is demonstrably OK
> why don't we say *THAT* instead of "make L=5 or L=10"?  I would
> submit that it makes more sense to leverage experience than it does 
> to make things up.
> +1
> 
> Yes, I agree that would be a great approach to take.

So, we are saying it is fine to ignore L completely and simply increase cwnd by bytes_acked during slow start? And if this causes large bursts to be sent out (when an implementation doesn’t do pacing), that is fine? 

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Vidhi

> On Aug 2, 2021, at 3:56 PM, Neal Cardwell <ncardwell@google.com> wrote:
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> On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 6:46 PM Yuchung Cheng <ycheng@google.com <mailto:ycheng@google.com>> wrote:
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> On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 3:37 PM Mark Allman <mallman@icir.org <mailto:mallman@icir.org>> wrote:
> 
> > The fact is that Linux CC has long moved to infinite L since 2031,
> 
> So, if our experience is with L=\infinity and it is demonstrably OK
> why don't we say *THAT* instead of "make L=5 or L=10"?  I would
> submit that it makes more sense to leverage experience than it does 
> to make things up.
> +1
> 
> Yes, I agree that would be a great approach to take.
> 
> neal
> 
>