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A DMA xfer that fills the NIC pipe with IDE source. That's not very hard...
need a lot of bufferring/FIFO though. May require large modification to the
file serving applications?

Alan

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From: linux-kernel-owner@vger.kernel.org
[mailto:linux-kernel-owner@vger.kernel.org]On Behalf Of Ben Greear
Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2003 9:02 PM
To: Jeff Garzik
Cc: Nivedita Singhvi; Werner Almesberger; netdev@oss.sgi.com;
linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: TOE brain dump


Jeff Garzik wrote:

> So, fix the other end of the pipeline too, otherwise this fast network
> stuff is flashly but pointless. If you want to serve up data from disk,
> then start creating PCI cards that have both Serial ATA and ethernet
> connectors on them :) Cut out the middleman of the host CPU and host

I for one would love to see something like this, and not just Serial ATA..
but maybe 8x Serial ATA and RAID :)

Ben


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Ben Greear <greearb@candelatech.com>
Candela Technologies Inc http://www.candelatech.com


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