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SubjectRe: The ultimate TOE design
David S. Miller wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 17:23:49 -0400
> Jeff Garzik <> wrote:
>>The typical definition of TOE is "offload 90+% of the net stack", as
>>opposed to "TCP assist", which is stuff like TSO.
> I think a better goal is "offload 90+% of the net stack cost" which
> is effectively what TSO does on the send side.

A better goal is to not bother with TOE at all, and just get multi-core
processors with huge memory bandwidth :)

Again, the point of my message is to have something _positive_ to tell
people when they specifically asked about TOE. Rather than "no, we'll
never do TOE" we have "it's possible, but there are better questions you
should be asking"


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