Subject: Re: dumping options TCP_COMPAT_42
To: Anders Magnusson <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-net
Date: 11/14/2006 09:32:32
"Perry E. Metzger" <> writes:
> Anders Magnusson <> writes:
>> I actually had to turn it on a year ago to be able to do a backup
>> from a really old machine I have running, the problem revealed
>> itself when large amounts of data were transferred, TCP_COMPAT_42
>> solved the problem.
>> I don't know if it's a common situation though, but it was nice to
>> be able to get it working :-)
> Okay, that's a good enough reason to leave the thing.

BTW, since this need is pretty rare, would you object to having the
option removed from GENERIC but the infrastructure left in place? It
would reduce clutter a bit. The #define isn't really needed given that
there is a sysctl.