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Re: New net features for added performance

To: Werner Almesberger <Werner.Almesberger@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: New net features for added performance
From: Chris Wedgwood <cw@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 02:57:36 +1300
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In-reply-to: <20010225134156.K18271@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; from Werner.Almesberger@xxxxxxx on Sun, Feb 25, 2001 at 01:41:56PM +0100
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On Sun, Feb 25, 2001 at 01:41:56PM +0100, Werner Almesberger wrote:

    Well, you'd have to re-design the networking code to support NUMA
    architectures, with a fairly fine granularity. I'm not sure you'd
    gain anything except possibly for the forwarding fast path.

I'm not convince for a general purpose OS you would gain anything at
all; but an an intellectual exercise it's a fascinating idea.

I'd make a good PhD thesis.



  --cw

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