Hello! I am doing my research for the web server performance modeling.
After the connection request from a client complete the TCP 3-way handshake. It would become an open request and this open request will be placed in the accept queue. At this point the new child socket is created and pointed to by the open request. The connection is considered to be established at this point.
Each time the Web server process executes the "accept()" system call, the first open request in the accept queue is removed and the socket which is pointed to by this open request is returned.
All I want is to measure the amount of time when a open request is in the accept queue. I've tracked the source code of the Linux kernel. I may know the flow but still not sure my direction is correct or not. I write down what I found as follows. If there is anything wrong, please tell me! Thank you very mush

1. The struct "sock" in "sock.h" has a parameter call "ack_backlog". This parameter counts how many open request in the accept queue.

2. The struct "tcp_opt" in "sock.h" has two parameters call "accept_queque" and "accept_queue_tail".These two parameter actually point to the exact accept queue.

3. The struct "open_request" in "tcp.h" exactly represents the open request which I've mention above.

4. After a connection request from a client complete the TCP 3-way handshake, the listen socket would call the function "tcp_acceptq_queue" in "tcp.h". This function puts new open request (i.e. the struct "open_request") into accept queue (i.e. struct "accept_queue" in "tcp_opt").

5. Each time the Web server process executes the accept() system call,
the function "tcp_accept" in "tcp.c" would be called. This function removes the first open request in the accept queue and return the socket which is pointed to by the open request.


Is there anything wrong with what I describe above? Or there is any reference regarding this matter? Please tell me! Thank you very much!