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Re: New net features for added performance

To: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: New net features for added performance
From: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 16:10:16 -0800 (PST)
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Jeff Garzik writes:
 > I only want to know if more are coming, not actually pass multiples..

Ok, then my only concern is that the path from "I know more is coming"
down to hard_start_xmit invocation is long.  It would mean passing a
new piece of state a long distance inside the stack from SKB origin to
device.

Later,
David S. Miller
davem@xxxxxxxxxx

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