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Re: TOE brain dump

To: Werner Almesberger <werner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: TOE brain dump
From: Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 03 Aug 2003 21:51:21 +0100
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On Sad, 2003-08-02 at 23:14, Werner Almesberger wrote:
> That's taking this idea to an extreme, yes. I'd think of
> using something as big as an amd64 for this as "too
> expensive", but perhaps it's cheap enough in the long run,
> compared to some "optimized" design.

Volume makes cheap. If you look at software v hardware raid controllers
the hardware people are permanently being killed by the low volume of
cards. 


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