[Bloat] curious.....

Aaron Wood woody77 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 8 09:22:11 EST 2013

> The comment about the WNDR3800 not being able to push this is of course
relevant, so I guess we need a better platform if we want to do testing for
these higher speeds.

One thing that I've noticed a number of newer chipsets doing is moving
"network acceleration" into hardware, as a way to get to gigabit speeds
with a <1GHz processor.

I've been leery of them for fear of how much the linux network stack has to
get hacked up to make that hardware work.  If it's just DMA, that's one
thing, but if it's implementing packet inspection in hardware...  Not so
much.  At least for a research/testing platform, a pure software solution
is definitely going to be more useful.

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