TCP ECN patch to be committed

Chris Arnold chris at
Wed Jul 30 02:39:11 UTC 2008

On Wed, 30 Jul 2008, Wilkinson, Alex wrote:

>    0n Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 02:04:52AM +0100, Rui Paulo wrote:
>    >After some chat with other TCP folks I'm going to commit the TCP ECN patch
>    >I asked for review a couple months ago with some changes. Most notably is
>    >the new padding fields added to the syncache struct.
> Um, what is "TCP ECN" ? Nutshell summary please ?
"Explicit Congestion Notification", if negotiated the endpoints in a tcp 
session can notify eachother of congestion without waiting for dropped 
packets. This helps in reducing latency and jitter.

Short enough?



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