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Device Performance Enhancements
NAPI ("New API") is an extension to the device driver packet processing framework, which is designed to improve the performance of high-speed networking. NAPI works through:
TCP testing in Linux is an continuous process. These tests are concerned with the behavior and correctness of the TCP protocol in the Linux kernel.
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UFO (UDP Fragmentation Offload)
By default Mediawiki turns on the "nofollow" in all references so spam is pointless, but that doesn't seem to stop anyone.
This site has some spam blocking suggestions from Bryce Harrington
Please ignore my following comment, I didn't see you already have mentioned the VLAN accelaration part...
regarding the last section, I haven't checked 2.6 kernel, but in 2.4 kernel, it does not like that it is always the case you replace net_if_rx() with vlan_hwaccel_rx(), in fact, seems to me only those interfaces support "hardware accelaration" uses the latter.
What was the purpose of this last edit, 00:18, 18 April 2007 by JyqXan, it seems to remove large chunks of the text for no apparent reason? Unless JyqXan has an explanation I propose we revert the latest change.
There are a few of these random mutilations going on by randomly named users. No idea why! I think I might have accidentaly marked this as patrolled but don't know how to reverse. User:Imcdnzl
Okay, thanks both for the explanation and the fix.
I do not have ifb installed on my kernel and i do not know how to install. There is no web where i can find information. Can anybody help me?
Answer: It is part of the standard kernel starting with 2.6.12.
To enable it you need to enable:
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Netlink is a flexible, robust, wire-format communications channel typically used for kernel to user communication although it can also be used for user to user and kernel to kernel communications.
Wireless networking in Linux is really easy to use. The wireless-tools allow to explore and configure wireless network.
Despite all the reasons mentioned in this article to don't certificate TOE NICs, other OS do it.
For example MS Windows 2003 Server (SP1) does support TOE and I've seen a great interest for market around it.
Is there a chance of Linux support for TOE in a near future?