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Old 05-24-2004, 03:08 PM   #1
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Question Delayed ACK


I was wondering if anyone knows the timeout for delayed ACK in the kernel 2.4.26? I am using a wireless network and I used ethereal to capture my packets. I noticed many steps in the graph and I feel it is the timeout of the delayed ACK. I was wondering if anyone knows what it is set to or if there is a set number of packets? The delayed ack works fine throughout a transfer I get 2 packets in and one ack back out. After an amount of time(~4.7sec) I get steps. After a while it catches back up and goes on normally. It repeats many times throughout the transfer.

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Old 05-24-2004, 04:00 PM   #2
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Are you sure it's bacause of ACKs? Probably it's because of losses? They're quite high when using radio.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 04:12 PM   #3
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No losses

I looked through the tcpdump and it is not radio losses. Or lost acks. I know delayed ack is running. The 'steps' happen in such a non-random order. There was no interference channels running. I know delayed ack has a timeout: Take a look here http://www.icase.edu/coral/LinuxTCP.html I was wondering when 2.4.26 default is? I need to solve/understand the problem.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 04:44 PM   #4
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Probably that's it:
Code:
#define TCP_DELACK_MAX  ((unsigned)(HZ/5))      /* maximal time to delay before sending an ACK */
(in include/net/tcp.h)
HZ = 1 sec.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 04:46 PM   #5
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Moved to Linux - Networking as it's a technical Linux question
 
  


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