From: Rao Shoaib <>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2017 17:47:57 -0700

> On 08/09/2017 05:30 PM, David Miller wrote:
>> From: Joe Smith <>
>> Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2017 17:20:32 -0700
>>> Making Linux conform to standards and behavior that is logical seems
>>> like a good enough reason.
>> That's an awesome attitude to have when we're implementing something
>> new and don't have the facility already.
>> But when we have something already the only important consideration is
>> not breaking existing apps which rely on that behavior.
>> That is much, much, more important than standards compliance.
>> If users are confused, just fix the documentation.
> David,
> If it was just confusion than sure fixing the documentation is
> fine. What if the logic is incorrect, does not conform to the standard
> that is says it is implementing and easy to fix with little or no risk
> of breakage.
> The proposed patch changes a feature that no one uses. It also imposes
> the relation ship between keepalive and timeout values that is
> required by the RFC and make sense.
> You are the final authority, if you say we should just fix the
> documentation than that is fine.

I want to hear more about what hkchu and ycheng have to say about

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