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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: Jeremy Jackson <jerj@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 21:32:59 -0500
Cc: netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, Linux Knernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Jeff Garzik wrote:

(about optimizing kernel network code for busmastering NIC's)

> Disclaimer:  This is 2.5, repeat, 2.5 material.

Related question: are there any 100Mbit NICs with cpu's onboard?
Something mainstream/affordable?(i.e. not 1G ethernet)
Just recently someone posted asking some technical question about
ARMlinux for and intel card with 2 1G ports, 8 100M ports,
an onboard ARM cpu and 4 other uControllers... seems to me
that ultimately the networking code should go in that direction:
immagine having the *NIC* do most of this... no cache pollution problems...


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