Re: TCP IP Offloading Interface

Larry McVoy (
Sun, 13 Jul 2003 17:22:00 -0700

On Sun, Jul 13, 2003 at 04:53:23PM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Jul 2003 16:54:24 -0700
> Larry McVoy <> wrote:
> > Every time I tried to push the page flip idea or offloading or any of
> > that crap, Andy Bechtolsheim would tell "the CPUs will get faster faster
> > than you can make that work". He was right.
> I really don't see why receive is so much of a big deal
> compared to send, and we do a send side version of this
> stuff already with zero problems.

Hey, maybe it isn't, but could you please quantify the cost of the VM
operations? How hard is that?

Larry McVoy              lm at
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