Re: TCP keepalive timer problem

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Thu Aug 27 2009 - 09:35:38 EST

Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Now, 7200 seconds might be inappropriate for special needs, and considering
> there is no way to change tcp_retries2 for a given socket (only choice being the global
> tcp_retries2 setting), I would vote for a change in our stack, to *relax* RFC,
> and get smaller keepalive timers if possible.

I think the better fix would be to just to only do that when
tcp_retries2 > keep alive time. So keep the existing behaviour
with default keep alive, but switch when the user defined
a very short keep alive.


ak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -- Speaking for myself only.
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