Linux and TCP offload engines
Posted Aug 25, 2005 6:32 UTC (Thu) by bronson
Parent article: Linux and TCP offload engines
As always, the patch submitter must prove that the patch is necessary before it can be accepted. I've seen a lot of TOE code flying around but so far no good performance numbers.
I hope the TOE guys will plug a few gigE network cards into a dual Opteron setup and run a network benchmark (SpecWEB? ttcp?). Then turn on TOE and check the speedup. If it's better than 30% then I would support integrating TTCP into the kernel. Short of that, I would jus wait the six months until computing hardware closes the gap, or add another machine. I'm skeptical that TOE will even get 30%.
So... Have any reliable numbers been produced yet?
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