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SubjectRe: Multithreaded TCP/IP stack
On Thu, Jul 13, 2000 at 02:10:09PM -0400, willy@thepuffingroup.com wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 13, 2000 at 01:50:58PM +0100, Stephen Torri wrote:
> > A friend of mine is critical of linux for not having a multithreaded
> > TCP/IP stack. Is that true? If it is not then what kernel version
> > introduced it. If it is then when should we expect to see it?
>
> davem threaded large portions of the networking stack in early 2.3

And it was threaded since day one, just cooperative and not distributed over
multiple CPUs.

A single threaded thing is something like Minix's file system where
only one process can be active at a time.


-Andi


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