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  • Google Fixes A Longstanding, Important TCP Bug In The Linux Kernel

    Phoronix: Google Fixes A Longstanding, Important TCP Bug In The Linux Kernel

    Google engineers managed to recently uncover a high profile TCP bug in the Linux kernel that has huge implications on network performance and efficiency...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ixes-TCP-Linux

  • #2
    Sounds like an high profile corner case to me.

    Besides, from the description it seems that the issue goes away once the first congestion is detected and acted upon accordingly.

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    • #3
      (Web)server marketshare is a tiny bit higher ;-)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Master5000 View Post
        If these issues are longstanding bugs in the kernel then I don't think Linux is serious OS. It's probably better that it's at 1%.
        Not so longstanding (and less important) than ping of death in Microsoft NetBIOS.

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        • #5
          good find, good fix
          much too much overblown by the media

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Master5000 View Post
            If these issues are longstanding bugs in the kernel then I don't think Linux is serious OS. It's probably better that it's at 1%.
            Die, troll! Die!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Master5000 View Post
              If these issues are longstanding bugs in the kernel then I don't think Linux is serious OS. It's probably better that it's at 1%.
              On web servers - where this is actually relevant - that share is more like 70%. More than twice that of Windows.

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              • #8
                Are there, or will there be benchmarks?
                BTW, why are you people feeding the troll?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Master5000 View Post
                  If these issues are longstanding bugs in the kernel then I don't think Linux is serious OS. It's probably better that it's at 1%.
                  Zork> Pick up sword.
                  Zork> Kill troll with sword
                  The troll is disarmed by a subtle feint past his guard.
                  The unarmed troll cannot defend himself: He dies.
                  Almost as soon as the troll breathes his last breath, a cloud of sinister black fog envelops him, and when the fog lifts, the carcass has disappeared.
                  Your sword is no longer glowing.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Master5000 View Post
                    If these issues are longstanding bugs in the kernel then I don't think Linux is serious OS. It's probably better that it's at 1%.
                    Can't believe how many even went after at this one.

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