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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/6] myri10ge - First half of the driver
On Fri, May 12, 2006 at 01:53:44AM +0200, Brice Goglin (brice@myri.com) wrote:
> > Imho you will want to work directly with pages shortly.
> >
>
> We had thought about doing this, but were a little nervous since we did
> not know of any other drivers that worked directly with pages. If this
> is an official direction to work directly with pages, we will.

s2io does. e1000 does it with skb frags.
If your hardware allows header split and driver can put headers into
skb->data and real data into frag_list, that allows to create various
interesting things like receiving zero-copy support and netchannels
support. It is work in progress, not official direction currently,
but this definitely will help your driver to support future high
performance extensions.

> Brice

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Evgeniy Polyakov
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