Subject: Re: dumping options TCP_COMPAT_42
To: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 11/14/2006 11:19:01
On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 09:32:32 -0500, "Perry E. Metzger"
> "Perry E. Metzger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Anders Magnusson <email@example.com> 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.
I have a very strong preference for sysctls over #ifdef -- please do make
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb