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Prevent TCP Cubic to abruptly increase cwnd after app-limited

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Prevent TCP Cubic to abruptly increase cwnd after app-limited

Cubic calculates the new cwnd based on absolute time
elapsed since the start of an epoch. A cubic epoch is
started on congestion events, or once the congestion
avoidance phase is started, after slow-start has
completed.

When a sender is application limited for an extended
amount of time and subsequently a larger volume of data
becomes ready for sending, Cubic recalculates cwnd
with a lingering cubic epoch. This recalculation
of the cwnd can induce a massive increase in cwnd,
causing a burst of data to be sent at line rate by
the sender.

This adds a flag to reset the cubic epoch once a
session transitions from app-limited to cwnd-limited
to prevent the above effect.

Reviewed by: chengc_netapp.com, tuexen (mentor)
Approved by: tuexen (mentor), rgrimes (mentor)
MFC after: 3 weeks
Sponsored by: NetApp, Inc.
Differential Revision: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D25065

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