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menu "DCCP CCIDs Configuration (EXPERIMENTAL)"
config IP_DCCP_CCID2
tristate "CCID2 (TCP-Like) (EXPERIMENTAL)"
def_tristate IP_DCCP
CCID 2, TCP-like Congestion Control, denotes Additive Increase,
Multiplicative Decrease (AIMD) congestion control with behavior
modelled directly on TCP, including congestion window, slow start,
timeouts, and so forth [RFC 2581]. CCID 2 achieves maximum
bandwidth over the long term, consistent with the use of end-to-end
congestion control, but halves its congestion window in response to
each congestion event. This leads to the abrupt rate changes
typical of TCP. Applications should use CCID 2 if they prefer
maximum bandwidth utilization to steadiness of rate. This is often
the case for applications that are not playing their data directly
to the user. For example, a hypothetical application that
transferred files over DCCP, using application-level retransmissions
for lost packets, would prefer CCID 2 to CCID 3. On-line games may
also prefer CCID 2. See RFC 4341 for further details.
CCID2 is the default CCID used by DCCP.
bool "CCID2 debugging messages"
depends on IP_DCCP_CCID2
Enable CCID2-specific debugging messages.
When compiling CCID2 as a module, this debugging output can
additionally be toggled by setting the ccid2_debug module
parameter to 0 or 1.
If in doubt, say N.
config IP_DCCP_CCID3
tristate "CCID3 (TCP-Friendly) (EXPERIMENTAL)"
def_tristate IP_DCCP
CCID 3 denotes TCP-Friendly Rate Control (TFRC), an equation-based
rate-controlled congestion control mechanism. TFRC is designed to
be reasonably fair when competing for bandwidth with TCP-like flows,
where a flow is "reasonably fair" if its sending rate is generally
within a factor of two of the sending rate of a TCP flow under the
same conditions. However, TFRC has a much lower variation of
throughput over time compared with TCP, which makes CCID 3 more
suitable than CCID 2 for applications such streaming media where a
relatively smooth sending rate is of importance.
CCID 3 is further described in RFC 4342,
The TFRC congestion control algorithms were initially described in
RFC 3448.
This text was extracted from RFC 4340 (sec. 10.2),
To compile this CCID as a module, choose M here: the module will be
called dccp_ccid3.
If in doubt, say M.
bool "CCID3 debugging messages"
depends on IP_DCCP_CCID3
Enable CCID3-specific debugging messages.
When compiling CCID3 as a module, this debugging output can
additionally be toggled by setting the ccid3_debug module
parameter to 0 or 1.
If in doubt, say N.
int "Use higher bound for nofeedback timer"
default 100
Use higher lower bound for nofeedback timer expiration.
The TFRC nofeedback timer normally expires after the maximum of 4
RTTs and twice the current send interval (RFC 3448, 4.3). On LANs
with a small RTT this can mean a high processing load and reduced
performance, since then the nofeedback timer is triggered very
This option enables to set a higher lower bound for the nofeedback
value. Values in units of milliseconds can be set here.
A value of 0 disables this feature by enforcing the value specified
in RFC 3448. The following values have been suggested as bounds for
experimental use:
* 16-20ms to match the typical multimedia inter-frame interval
* 100ms as a reasonable compromise [default]
* 1000ms corresponds to the lower TCP RTO bound (RFC 2988, 2.4)
The default of 100ms is a compromise between a large value for
efficient DCCP implementations, and a small value to avoid disrupting
the network in times of congestion.
The purpose of the nofeedback timer is to slow DCCP down when there
is serious network congestion: experimenting with larger values should
therefore not be performed on WANs.
default n
depends on IP_DCCP_TFRC_LIB
default y if IP_DCCP_CCID3_DEBUG