For quite some time NF has had a new enhancement to LRO which
allows a transport (tcp) to get a number of compressed acknowledgements
in one small (or large) mbuf. This saves further CPU and can create
added fast paths since you only have one cache miss getting the
mbuf into cache and then from there you can walk through the small
mbuf that gives TCP all the ack information it needs.
Now the transport needs to support this new type of ack processing
and so indicate that on the inp otherwise the processing stays as before.
After these changes are in the follow on will be an updated rack that
uses these features to make pacing more affordable.