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SubjectRe: 3com Driver and the 3XP Processor
David S. Miller wrote:
> Pete Wyckoff writes:
> > We're currently working on using both processors
> > of the Tigon in parallel.
> It is my understanding that on the Tigon2, the second processor is
> only for working around hw bugs in the DMA controller of the board and
> cannot be used for other tasks.

It certainly can be used for other tasks. At CERN we have programmed
both processors on the Tigon2 to act as a traffic generator &
measurement tool to test switches. We use lots of cards in parallel to
drive all ports on a switch. It's given us much more useful results
than the expensive S*******s tester.

We even went so far as to build a Tigon2 development kit for Linux, and
got about 5% better performance just from using a better version of GCC and
linker tricks.

The Tigon2 cards are wonderful because of our ability to program it
however we like, and I really hope we can build similar interesting devices
from a crop of someone's Tigon3 cards.

-- Jamie
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