Welcome to the MPTCP upstreaming mailing list!
This list (mptcp(a)lists.01.org) is focused on integrating MPTCP (RFC 6824 /
RFC 6824bis) as part of the standard
Linux kernel. In speaking with the Linux networking / TCP maintainers, it
is important that MPTCP does not
interfere with the performance or reliability of the TCP stack, or
complicate the existing TCP code.
Given the Linux netdev maintainer's needs, we have the following
high-level design goals in mind:
* Minimize changes to core TCP.
* Favor atomic operations and RCU synchronization over more expensive
options like mutexes or spinlocks.
* Implement features in userspace where latency isn't important and data
flow is not affected
* TCP operates as "normal TCP" by default. Individual sockets may opt-in,
or systemwide configuration can be
used to broadly enable MPTCP.
The role of this list is to coordinate upstreaming efforts and share code
prior to upstream submission on
netdev(a)lists.01.org . This list is separate from the mptcp-dev list
associated with the multipath-tcp.org
kernel in order to avoid confusion between netdev-focused efforts and work
related to multipath-tcp.org
Anyone interested in MPTCP for the upstream kernel is welcome on
mptcp(a)lists.01.org, we appreciate your
expertise and contributions!
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