[Make-wifi-fast] a cheer up tweet for y'all

Bob McMahon bob.mcmahon at broadcom.com
Tue Jan 9 12:42:17 EST 2024

This approach is not going to work. Sun workstations as the forwarding
planes for WiFi doesn't work nor scale and is cost & power inefficient. The
WiFi forwarding plane needs to be all hardware and not based off of BSD. It
has to be like a port asic in an ethernet switch. No SoC.

Ethernet NICs are targeting servers where the workstation/NIC model does
work. WiFi is never going to be the basis for cloud servers.


On Tue, Jan 9, 2024 at 2:56 AM Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <toke at toke.dk> wrote:

> Bob McMahon via Make-wifi-fast <make-wifi-fast at lists.bufferbloat.net>
> writes:
> > What are you expecting from chip makers?
> High-quality open source drivers, upstreamed into the Linux mainline by
> the time the hardware ships, would be a good start :)
> Vendors seem to manage this for Ethernet NICs just fine, so it can't
> really be a technical barrier that is keeping this from happening.
> If we're going further down the wish list, "no binary firmware blobs"
> would be next as far as I'm concerned. Not holding my breath on that
> one, though :/
> -Toke

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