Re: Linux TCP Fixing everyones problems? WAS(Re: TCP push sometimes missing under 2.2.5?

Stephen C. Tweedie (
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 22:00:39 +0100 (BST)


On Wed, 14 Apr 1999 08:40:29 -0400 (EDT), Geof Goodrum <> said:

> Realizing that this is a bit of a headache for the kernel maintainers,
> but why isn't anyone else suggesting options in the kernel config? I
> believe that the compatibility patches should be included in the
> kernel by default, but could be deselected during a custom kernel
> config.

Can you _imagine_ the pain of maintaining multiple different
incompatible sets of tcp behaviour in the kernel? It's a crazy idea.

> Our site uses FTP Software's PC/TCP suite, and until the problems in that
> suite were fixed, I always compiled in the compatibility option included
> in the kernel.

The world has an internet now. It really doesn't make much sense to
compile kernels which have problems talking to certain types of machine,
since as soon as you are on the net it's only a matter of time before
you meet one of them.

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