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Re: RFC: NAPI packet weighting patch

To: Donald Becker <becker@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: RFC: NAPI packet weighting patch
From: Chris Friesen <cfriesen@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 22:44:16 -0600
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>, Rick Jones <rick.jones2@xxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, davem@xxxxxxxxxx
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Donald Becker wrote:
On Wed, 22 Jun 2005, Andi Kleen wrote:

While much has changed since then, the same basic parameters remain
  - cache line size

In 96 we had 32 byte cache lines. These days 64-128 are common,
with some 256 byte cache line systems around.

Good point.
I believe that the most common line size is 64 bytes for L1 cache.

If I recall, G4 chips are 32 bytes, and G5s are 128 bytes. Most current x86 chips are 64 bytes though.


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