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SubjectRE: [UPDATE] Zerocopy patches, against 2.4.1-pre10
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> > What are "zerocopy patch set"s?
>
> Basically, if you want to send something to the network, the
> kernel has to
> copy your data to its memory space. It is an overhead and with these
> patches, the kernel doesn't has to do it. So it is faster.
> Moreover, few
> ethernet cards are able to compute the ip checksum so linux
> doesn't need
> anymore to do that.

Hmm.. so things like routing should be faster then? What caveats should one
watch for (ie: what functionalities will not work as before - if any)?

Cheers!
Jon
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