Re: [PATCH] net: Unbreak resetting default values for tcp_wmem/udp_wmem_min

From: David Miller
Date: Mon Aug 10 2015 - 01:41:47 EST

From: Calvin Owens <calvinowens@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:26:54 -0700

> Commit 8133534c760d4083 ("net: limit tcp/udp rmem/wmem to
> SOCK_{RCV,SND}BUF_MIN") modified four sysctls to enforce that the values
> written to them are not less than SOCK_MIN_{RCV,SND}BUF.
> This change is fine for tcp_rmem and udp_rmem_min, since SOCK_MIN_RCVBUF
> is equal to equal to TCP_SKB_MIN_TRUESIZE. But it breaks tcp_wmem and
> udp_wmem_min for previously valid values because SOCK_MIN_SNDBUF is
> (2 * TCP_SKB_MIN_TRUESIZE), which ends up being greater than 4KB.
> Thus, 4096 is no longer accepted as a valid value, despite still being
> the default for udp_wmem_min, and for 'min' in tcp_wmem. A huge number
> of sysctl configurations at FB use 4096 as 'min', so this change breaks
> all of them.
> This patch changes the sysctls to simply enforce that the value written
> is greater than or equal to the default value of SK_MEM_QUANTUM.
> Fixes: 8133534c760d4083 ("net: limit tcp/udp rmem/wmem to SOCK_MIN...")
> Signed-off-by: Calvin Owens <calvinowens@xxxxxx>

I think increasing the default makes more sense.

If we don't allow applications to set 4K, the kernel shouldn't start
with that value either.
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