cvs commit: src/sys/netinet ip_icmp.c tcp.h tcp_input.c
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Mon Jan 12 02:51:37 PST 2004
On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 08:47:32PM -0600, Mike Silbersack wrote:
> I think that you're describing linux's TCP_CORK option. I think that we
> have similar behavior right now with some socket option, but not exactly
> the same... it might not be a bad idea to just try to be explicitly
ISTR getting into a discussion about this in 2000. Nothing came out of it.
The closest option BSD has to TCP_CORK is TCP_NOPUSH, but it is muddled
up with the T/TCP semantics so lacks the purity of purpose of TCP_CORK.
Note that as well as TCP_CORK, you also need a non-T/TCP version of
MSG_EOF, i.e. one that pushes the data but doesn't shut down the send
side of the socket.
However this all adds up to kernel-side packet aggregation and it
encourages application developers to be lazy about buffering and
increases the number of system calls used to send a packet.
TCP_NODELAY is not always wrong.
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