mptcp: fix full TCP keep-alive support

SO_KEEPALIVE support has been added a while ago, as part of a series
"adding SOL_SOCKET" support. To have a full control of this keep-alive
feature, it is important to also support TCP_KEEP* socket options at the
SOL_TCP level.

Supporting them on the setsockopt() part is easy, it is just a matter of
remembering each value in the MPTCP sock structure, and calling
tcp_sock_set_keep*() helpers on each subflow. If the value is not
modified (0), calling these helpers will not do anything. For the
getsockopt() part, the corresponding value from the MPTCP sock structure
or the default one is simply returned. All of this is very similar to
other TCP_* socket options supported by MPTCP.

It looks important for kernels supporting SO_KEEPALIVE, to also support
TCP_KEEP* options as well: some apps seem to (wrongly) consider that if
the former is supported, the latter ones will be supported as well. But
also, not having this simple and isolated change is preventing MPTCP
support in some apps, and libraries like GoLang [1]. This is why this
patch is seen as a fix.

Fixes: 1b3e7ede1365 ("mptcp: setsockopt: handle SO_KEEPALIVE and SO_PRIORITY")
Link: [1]
Acked-by: Paolo Abeni <>
Signed-off-by: Matthieu Baerts (NGI0) <>
Signed-off-by: Mat Martineau <>
Signed-off-by: Jakub Kicinski <>
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