Commit 3acf3ec3 authored by Lawrence Brakmo's avatar Lawrence Brakmo Committed by David S. Miller
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tcp: Change txhash on every SYN and RTO retransmit

The current code changes txhash (flowlables) on every retransmitted
SYN/ACK, but only after the 2nd retransmitted SYN and only after
tcp_retries1 RTO retransmits.

With this patch:
1) txhash is changed with every SYN retransmits
2) txhash is changed with every RTO.

The result is that we can start re-routing around failed (or very
congested paths) as soon as possible. Otherwise application health
checks may fail and the connection may be terminated before we start
to change txhash.

v4: Removed sysctl, txhash is changed for all RTOs
v3: Removed text saying default value of sysctl is 0 (it is 100)
v2: Added sysctl documentation and cleaned code

Tested with packetdrill tests

Signed-off-by: default avatarLawrence Brakmo <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent fa5effe7
......@@ -192,6 +192,8 @@ static int tcp_write_timeout(struct sock *sk)
if (tp->syn_data && icsk->icsk_retransmits == 1)
} else if (!tp->syn_data && !tp->syn_fastopen) {
retry_until = icsk->icsk_syn_retries ? : net->ipv4.sysctl_tcp_syn_retries;
syn_set = true;
......@@ -213,6 +215,8 @@ static int tcp_write_timeout(struct sock *sk)
tcp_mtu_probing(icsk, sk);
} else {
retry_until = net->ipv4.sysctl_tcp_retries2;
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