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Re: [EXPERIMENTAL PATCH] 2.4 tulip jumbo frames

To: Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [EXPERIMENTAL PATCH] 2.4 tulip jumbo frames
From: Rask Ingemann Lambertsen <rask@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 15:32:42 +0100
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In-reply-to: <20031209224906.M53356@xxxxxxxxxx>; from rask@xxxxxxxxxx on Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 12:40:02AM +0100
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On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 12:40:02AM +0100, Rask Ingemann Lambertsen wrote:

> That said, even checking CONFIG_VLAN_8021Q is probably flawed too, because 
> ideally, even when building a kernel without VLAN support, you should be able 
> to use the bridging support in a VLAN environment. IMHO. I mean, if this is 
> not the case, please remind me why we need VLAN patches in the first place 
> since setting an MTU of 1496 bytes works with every Ethernet board and driver.

Further, why is it not the responsibility of vconfig to ensure that the MTU
of the VLAN device is 4 lower than that of the underlying, "bare" Ethernet

Rask Ingemann Lambertsen

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