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Re: [E1000-devel] Transmission limit

To: Marco Mellia <mellia@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [E1000-devel] Transmission limit
From: Lennert Buytenhek <buytenh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 15:50:28 +0100
Cc: Harald Welte <laforge@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, P@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, e1000-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Jorge Manuel Finochietto <jorge.finochietto@xxxxxxxxx>, Giulio Galante <galante@xxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 09:53:33AM +0100, Marco Mellia wrote:

> Th's our intuition too.
> Notice that we get the same results with 3com (broadcom based) gigabit
> cards.
> We are thinking of sending packet in "bursts" instead of single
> transfers. The only problem is to let the NIC know that there are more
> than a packet in a burst...

Jamal implemented exactly this for e1000 already, he might be persuaded
into posting his patch here.  Jamal? :)


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