Re: Kernel Routing and the IntraNet

From: Al Boldi
Date: Wed Sep 14 2005 - 09:37:58 EST

Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> There is no such thing as "operate on the physical level of the dev". The
> devices just puts the packets into memory and hands them over to the
> kernel, where bridgeing is then implemented on the CPU.

Although executing on the physical dev would be a great idea for offloading,
it's not what I meant. I meant operate as in:
Does the bridge get the packets directly from the nic-driver?
Or, does it get it through some detour ( via IP-stack ?) ?

Also, ethtool does not work on tulip?!



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