[net-next,4/4] tcp: avoid resetting ACK timer upon receiving packet with ECN CWR flag

Message ID 20180809163812.58365-5-ycheng@google.com
State Accepted
Delegated to: David Miller
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Yuchung Cheng Aug. 9, 2018, 4:38 p.m.
Previously commit 9aee40006190 ("tcp: ack immediately when a cwr
packet arrives") calls tcp_enter_quickack_mode to force sending
two immediate ACKs upon receiving a packet w/ CWR flag. The side
effect is it'll also reset the delayed ACK timer and interactive
session tracking. This patch removes that side effect by using the
new ACK_NOW flag to force an immmediate ACK.

Packetdrill to demonstrate:

    0 socket(..., SOCK_STREAM, IPPROTO_TCP) = 3
   +0 setsockopt(3, SOL_SOCKET, SO_REUSEADDR, [1], 4) = 0
   +0 setsockopt(3, SOL_TCP, TCP_CONGESTION, "dctcp", 5) = 0
   +0 bind(3, ..., ...) = 0
   +0 listen(3, 1) = 0

   +0 < [ect0] SEW 0:0(0) win 32792 <mss 1000,sackOK,nop,nop,nop,wscale 7>
   +0 > SE. 0:0(0) ack 1 <mss 1460,nop,nop,sackOK,nop,wscale 8>
  +.1 < [ect0] . 1:1(0) ack 1 win 257
   +0 accept(3, ..., ...) = 4

   +0 < [ect0] . 1:1001(1000) ack 1 win 257
   +0 > [ect01] . 1:1(0) ack 1001

   +0 write(4, ..., 1) = 1
   +0 > [ect01] P. 1:2(1) ack 1001

   +0 < [ect0] . 1001:2001(1000) ack 2 win 257
   +0 write(4, ..., 1) = 1
   +0 > [ect01] P. 2:3(1) ack 2001

   +0 < [ect0] . 2001:3001(1000) ack 3 win 257
   +0 < [ect0] . 3001:4001(1000) ack 3 win 257
   // Ack delayed ...

   +.01 < [ce] P. 4001:4501(500) ack 3 win 257
   +0 > [ect01] . 3:3(0) ack 4001
   +0 > [ect01] E. 3:3(0) ack 4501

+.001 read(4, ..., 4500) = 4500
   +0 write(4, ..., 1) = 1
   +0 > [ect01] PE. 3:4(1) ack 4501 win 100

 +.01 < [ect0] W. 4501:5501(1000) ack 4 win 257
   // No delayed ACK on CWR flag
   +0 > [ect01] . 4:4(0) ack 5501

 +.31 < [ect0] . 5501:6501(1000) ack 4 win 257
   +0 > [ect01] . 4:4(0) ack 6501


Fixes: 9aee40006190 ("tcp: ack immediately when a cwr packet arrives")
Signed-off-by: Yuchung Cheng <ycheng@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Neal Cardwell <ncardwell@google.com>
---
 net/ipv4/tcp_input.c | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c b/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
index 9a09ff3afef2..4c2dd9f863f7 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
@@ -245,16 +245,16 @@  static void tcp_ecn_queue_cwr(struct tcp_sock *tp)
 		tp->ecn_flags |= TCP_ECN_QUEUE_CWR;
 }
 
-static void tcp_ecn_accept_cwr(struct tcp_sock *tp, const struct sk_buff *skb)
+static void tcp_ecn_accept_cwr(struct sock *sk, const struct sk_buff *skb)
 {
 	if (tcp_hdr(skb)->cwr) {
-		tp->ecn_flags &= ~TCP_ECN_DEMAND_CWR;
+		tcp_sk(sk)->ecn_flags &= ~TCP_ECN_DEMAND_CWR;
 
 		/* If the sender is telling us it has entered CWR, then its
 		 * cwnd may be very low (even just 1 packet), so we should ACK
 		 * immediately.
 		 */
-		tcp_enter_quickack_mode((struct sock *)tp, 2);
+		inet_csk(sk)->icsk_ack.pending |= ICSK_ACK_NOW;
 	}
 }
 
@@ -4703,7 +4703,7 @@  static void tcp_data_queue(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb)
 	skb_dst_drop(skb);
 	__skb_pull(skb, tcp_hdr(skb)->doff * 4);
 
-	tcp_ecn_accept_cwr(tp, skb);
+	tcp_ecn_accept_cwr(sk, skb);
 
 	tp->rx_opt.dsack = 0;