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SubjectRe: TOE brain dump
On Mon, 4 Aug 2003, Werner Almesberger wrote:

> David Lang wrote:
> > also how many of the standard kernel features could you turn off?
>
> You don't turn them off - you just don't run them. What I'm
> suggesting is not a separate system that runs a stripped-down
> Linux kernel, but rather a device that looks like another
> node in a NUMA system.
>
> There might be a point in completely excluding subsystems
> that will never be used on that NIC anyway, but that's already
> an optimization.

I would think that it's much more difficult to run NUMA across different
types of CPU's then it would be to run a seperate kernel on the NIC.

I'm thinking clustering instead of single-system-image.

David Lang
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