Add support for the experimental Internet-Draft "TCP Alternative Backoff with
ECN (ABE)" proposal to the New Reno congestion control algorithm module.
ABE reduces the amount of congestion window reduction in response to
ECN-signalled congestion relative to the loss-inferred congestion response.
More details about ABE can be found in the Internet-Draft:
The implementation introduces four new sysctls:
- net.inet.tcp.cc.abe defaults to 0 (disabled) and can be set to non-zero to enable ABE for ECN-enabled TCP connections.
- net.inet.tcp.cc.newreno.beta and net.inet.tcp.cc.newreno.beta_ecn set the multiplicative window decrease factor, specified as a percentage, applied to the congestion window in response to a loss-based or ECN-based congestion signal respectively. They default to the values specified in the draft i.e. beta=50 and beta_ecn=80.
- net.inet.tcp.cc.abe_frlossreduce defaults to 0 (disabled) and can be set to non-zero to enable the use of standard beta (50% by default) when repairing loss during an ECN-signalled congestion recovery episode. It enables a more conservative congestion response and is provided for the purposes of experimentation as a result of some discussion at IETF 100 in Singapore.
The values of beta and beta_ecn can also be set per-connection by way of the
TCP_CCALGOOPT TCP-level socket option and the new CC_NEWRENO_BETA or
CC_NEWRENO_BETA_ECN CC algo sub-options.
Submitted by: Tom Jones <email@example.com>
Tested by: Tom Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Grenville Armitage <email@example.com>
Differential Revision: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D11616