Linux and TCP offload engines
Posted Aug 25, 2005 10:08 UTC (Thu) by pvaneynd
Parent article: Linux and TCP offload engines
Another counter-argument is that TOE hide problems: several times already a 'slow network' turned out to be a semi-broken one. The fact that 'netstat -ni' showed no errors at all until TOE was turned off make finding the problem rather difficult; not even tcpdump could see the retransmissions, only a packet leaving and arriving a _long_ time later.
Standard procedure now is to turn off TOE until a proven need is determined.
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