Re: New net features for added performance

From: Jonathan Morton (
Date: Sun Feb 25 2001 - 08:08:50 EST

At 2:32 am +0000 25/2/2001, Jeremy Jackson wrote:
>Jeff Garzik wrote:
>(about optimizing kernel network code for busmastering NIC's)
>> Disclaimer: This is 2.5, repeat, 2.5 material.
>Related question: are there any 100Mbit NICs with cpu's onboard?
>Something mainstream/affordable?(i.e. not 1G ethernet)
>Just recently someone posted asking some technical question about
>ARMlinux for and intel card with 2 1G ports, 8 100M ports,
>an onboard ARM cpu and 4 other uControllers... seems to me
>that ultimately the networking code should go in that direction:
>immagine having the *NIC* do most of this... no cache pollution problems...

Dunno, but the latest Motorola ColdFire microcontroller has Ethernet built
in. I think it's even 100baseTX, but I could be mistaken.

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