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RE: TOE brain dump

To: "Ingo Oeser" <ingo.oeser@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Jeff Garzik" <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: TOE brain dump
From: "Alan Shih" <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 10:19:21 -0700
Cc: "Nivedita Singhvi" <niv@xxxxxxxxxx>, "Werner Almesberger" <werner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Hmm,

So would main processor still need a copy of the data for re-transmission?
Won't that defeat the purpose?

Alan

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[mailto:linux-kernel-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Ingo Oeser
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 7:36 AM
To: Jeff Garzik
Cc: Nivedita Singhvi; Werner Almesberger; netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx;
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Subject: Re: TOE brain dump


Hi Jeff,

On Sat, Aug 02, 2003 at 03:08:52PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> So, fix the other end of the pipeline too, otherwise this fast network
> stuff is flashly but pointless.  If you want to serve up data from disk,
> then start creating PCI cards that have both Serial ATA and ethernet
> connectors on them :)  Cut out the middleman of the host CPU and host
> memory bus instead of offloading portions of TCP that do not need to be
> offloaded.

Exactly what I suggested: sys_ioroute()

"Providing generic pipelines and io routing as Linux service"
Msg-ID: <20030718134235.K639@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

on linux-kernel and linux-fsdevel

Be my guest.

I know, that you mean doing it in hardware, but you cannot
accelerate sth. which the kernel doesn't do ;-)

Regards

Ingo Oeser
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