On Tue, 2018-03-06 at 21:53 -0800, Rao Shoaib wrote:
> David,
> Thanks a lot for your prompt response. Do you have a specific
> solution 
> in mind or will the calls be replaced with simple checks ?

There is upcoming work for that, but not specific to TCP stack.

> Also while I have your attention can I ask your opinion about
> breaking 
> up some TCP functions, mostly control functions into smaller units
> so 
> that if a little different behavior is desired it can be achieved
> and 
> common code could still be shared. Of course you can not say much 
> without looking at the code but will you even entertain such a change
> ?

I am sorry, but I would prefer no code refactoring unless you fix a
serious bug, or prepare for something really new (and having noticeable

We have to maintain stable trees, and such code churns are adding
maintenance hassles.

Of course, you can submit patches, but be warned that you can not
expect us spending hours reviewing patches that might bring serious

I suggest you start with small patches first.

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