[PATCH RFC 0/3] tcp: allow to repair a tcp connections in closing states

From: Andrey Vagin
Date: Fri Mar 21 2014 - 09:35:16 EST

Currently connections only in the TCP_ESTABLISHED state can be dumped and
restored. This series allows to restore connections in the FIN_WAIT_1,

For restoring closing states we need an ability to restore a fin packet
in a queue. In this series I suggest to use the interface of control
messages for that.

Here is an example of user-space code:

msg.msg_control = buf;
msg.msg_controllen = sizeof buf;
cmsg = CMSG_FIRSTHDR(&msg);
cmsg->cmsg_level = SOL_TCP;
cmsg->cmsg_type = TCP_CMSG_SEND_FIN;
cmsg->cmsg_len = CMSG_LEN(0);
msg.msg_controllen = cmsg->cmsg_len;
if (sendmsg(sk, &msg, 0) < 0) {
return -1;

Andrey Vagin (3):
tcp: allow to enable repair mode for sockets in any state
tcp: check repair before fastopen in tcp_sendmsg
tcp: add ability to restore a fin packet

include/net/tcp.h | 1 +
include/uapi/linux/tcp.h | 3 +++
net/ipv4/tcp.c | 69 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
net/ipv4/tcp_input.c | 2 +-
4 files changed, 59 insertions(+), 16 deletions(-)

Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: James Morris <jmorris@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Hideaki YOSHIFUJI <yoshfuji@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Patrick McHardy <kaber@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Andrey Vagin <avagin@xxxxxxxxxx>


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