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SubjectRe: 3com Driver and the 3XP Processor
Thanks to Kip for clarifying why Linux doesn't use this feature, but now I
wonder why you beleive this?


--hahn@coffee.psychology.mcmaster.ca-- wrote:

> > hype it does DES without using the CPU, does linux take advantage of that?
>
> no, as far as I've heard. and I wouldn't expect it to either.
> further, it's highly questionable whether the feature makes sense...

If they release the API for it why would you not expect it to use it, and
why would getting a complex computation and encryption off of the CPU to a
more specialized hardware not make sense?

Brent Norris

Executive Advisor -- WKU-Linux




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