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From: "David griego" <dagriego@hotmail.com>
To: alan@storlinksemi.com
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, dagriego@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: Alan Shih: "TCP IP Offloading Interface"
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 11:46:31 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Sea2-F18ekWo76UaiRN00008964@hotmail.com> (raw)

IMHO, there are several cases for some type of TCP/IP offload.  One is for 
embedded systems that are just not capable of doing 1Gbps+.  Another is with 
10GbE, even high end servers will not be able keep up with TCP 
processing/data movement at these speeds.  Not being proactive in adopting 
TCP/IP offload will force Linux into accepting some scheme that will not 
necissarily be best.


>Alan Shih wrote:
>>Has anyone worked on a standard interface between TOE and Linux? (ie. 
>>something like Trapeze/Myrinet's GMS?)
>>
>>Or TOE is a forbidden discussion? Any effort in making Linux the OS for 
>>TOE at all even though Linux is a little too heavy for it?
>
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>I do not forsee there _ever_ being a TOE interface for Linux.
>
>
>It's not a forbidden discussion, but, the networking developers tend to
>ignore people who mention TOE because it's been discussed to death, and
>no evidence has ever been presented to prove it has advantages where it
>matters, and it has significant _dis_advantages from the get-go.
>
>
>I really should write an LKML FAQ entry for TOE.
>
>
>        Jeff
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             reply	other threads:[~2003-07-14 18:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 25+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-14 18:46 David griego [this message]
2003-07-14 19:02 ` Jeff Garzik
2003-07-14 21:22   ` Deepak Saxena
2003-07-14 21:45     ` Jeff Garzik
2003-07-15  5:27     ` Werner Almesberger
2003-07-14 19:42 ` Alan Cox
2003-07-14 19:14 David griego
2003-07-14 19:26 ` Jeff Garzik
2003-07-15 12:42   ` Jesse Pollard
2003-07-14 19:46 ` Alan Cox
2003-07-14 19:43 David griego
2003-07-14 20:03 ` Jeff Garzik
2003-07-14 20:23   ` Alan Cox
2003-07-14 20:05 ` Alan Cox
2003-07-14 20:30   ` Shawn
2003-07-15  5:58   ` Werner Almesberger
2003-07-14 20:19 David griego
2003-07-14 20:31 ` Alan Shih
2003-07-14 20:34 ` Alan Cox
2003-07-14 21:53   ` Deepak Saxena
2003-07-17 22:31     ` Bill Davidsen
2003-07-14 20:23 David griego
2003-07-14 20:29 David griego
2003-07-14 21:51 David griego
     [not found] <Sea2-F66GGORm1u51rM00012573@hotmail.com>
2003-07-15 11:18 ` Alan Cox

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