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SubjectRe: kernel > 2.1.36 & nfs


On Tue, 3 Jun 1997, David S. Miller wrote:
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> While I'm at it, I will advocate that using a chaining mechanim that
> might even look something like BSD MBUF chains, but _ONLY_ for >
> PAGE_SIZE MTU's devices, makes a _lot_ of sense. For < PAGE_SIZE
> MTU'd devices (ie. ethernet) it makes no sense and that is why we
> should continue to do what we do now for them. Except of course when
> a huge fragmented thing comes in, then the frag code builds the chains
> and passes them up as if this was some huge packet coming from a
> >PAGE_SIZE MTU'd device, the upper layers do not even need to know the
> difference.

YES! This was exactly what I was driving for.

Linus


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