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tcp: frto should not set snd_cwnd to 0

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Commit 9dc274151a548 (tcp: fix ABC in tcp_slow_start())
uncovered a bug in FRTO code :
tcp_process_frto() is setting snd_cwnd to 0 if the number
of in flight packets is 0.

As Neal pointed out, if no packet is in flight we lost our
chance to disambiguate whether a loss timeout was spurious.

We should assume it was a proper loss.

Reported-by: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@iki.fi>
Signed-off-by: Neal Cardwell <ncardwell@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>
Cc: Ilpo Järvinen <ilpo.jarvinen@helsinki.fi>
Cc: Yuchung Cheng <ycheng@google.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
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1 parent 42671f1 commit 2813296332187d222b96363fe29f10929f7a5228 Eric Dumazet committed with gregkh Feb 3, 2013
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  1. +2 −1 net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
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@@ -3619,7 +3619,8 @@ static int tcp_process_frto(struct sock *sk, int flag)
((tp->frto_counter >= 2) && (flag & FLAG_RETRANS_DATA_ACKED)))
tp->undo_marker = 0;
- if (!before(tp->snd_una, tp->frto_highmark)) {
+ if (!before(tp->snd_una, tp->frto_highmark) ||
+ !tcp_packets_in_flight(tp)) {
tcp_enter_frto_loss(sk, (tp->frto_counter == 1 ? 2 : 3), flag);
return 1;
}

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