|To:||Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>|
|Subject:||Re: The ultimate TOE design|
|From:||Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Wed, 15 Sep 2004 16:41:51 -0400|
|Cc:||Paul Jakma <paul@xxxxxxxx>, Netdev <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>, leonid.grossman@xxxxxxxx, Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>|
|References:||<4148991B.9050200@xxxxxxxxx> <Pine.LNX.4.61.0409152102050.23011@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <1095275660.20569.0.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>|
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Alan Cox wrote:
On Mer, 2004-09-15 at 21:04, Paul Jakma wrote:The intel IXP's are like the above, XScale+extra-bits host-on-a-PCI card running Linux. Or is that what you were referring to with "<cards exist> but they are all fairly expensive."?Last time I checked 2Ghz accelerators for intel and AMD were quite cheap and also had the advantage they ran user mode code when idle from network processing.
The point was more to show people who are doing TOE _anyway_ to a decent design.
As I said in another post, "just don't bother with TOE" is a very valid answer with today's CPUs.
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