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Re: TCP IP Offloading Interface

To: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: TCP IP Offloading Interface
From: Matt Porter <mporter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 19:37:58 -0700
Cc: Alan Shih <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-net@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20030713004818.4f1895be.davem@xxxxxxxxxx>; from davem@xxxxxxxxxx on Sun, Jul 13, 2003 at 12:48:18AM -0700
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On Sun, Jul 13, 2003 at 12:48:18AM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> On receive side, clever RX buffer flipping tricks are the way
> to go and require no protocol changes and nothing gross like
> TOE or weird buffer ownership protocols like RDMA requires.
> 
> I've made postings showing how such a scheme can work using a limited
> flow cache on the networking card.  I don't have a reference handy,
> but I suppose someone else does.

The following reference should be useful for those following along
at home and wondering what the hell this hardware flow cache scheme
is:

http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0306.2/0429.html

Regards,
-- 
Matt Porter
mporter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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