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Re: TOE brain dump

To: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: TOE brain dump
From: Werner Almesberger <werner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 10:37:58 -0300
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Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Afford, they can do.  A lot of the users are researchers and
> a lot of people doing the code are researchers.  So corralling
> them up and getting production quality code can be a challenge,

Ah, the joy of herding cats :-) But I guess you just need a
sufficiently competent and sufficiently well-funded group
that goes ahead and does it. There is usually little point
in directly involving everyone who may have an opinion.

> to keep your latency down.  Do any ethernet switches do cut-through?

According to Google, many at least claim to do this.

- Werner

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