[ofa-general] Re: [PATCH RFC] RDMA/CMA: Allocate PS_TCPportsfrom the host TCP port space.
felix at chelsio.com
Sun Aug 19 17:47:59 PDT 2007
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Miller [mailto:davem at davemloft.net]
> Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2007 5:40 PM
> To: Felix Marti
> Cc: sean.hefty at intel.com; netdev at vger.kernel.org; rdreier at cisco.com;
> general at lists.openfabrics.org; linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org;
> jeff at garzik.org
> Subject: Re: [ofa-general] Re: [PATCH RFC] RDMA/CMA: Allocate
> PS_TCPportsfrom the host TCP port space.
> From: "Felix Marti" <felix at chelsio.com>
> Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 17:32:39 -0700
> [ Why do you put that "[Felix Marti]" everywhere you say something?
> It's annoying and superfluous. The quoting done by your mail client
> makes clear who is saying what. ]
> > Hmmm, interesting... I guess it is impossible to even have
> > a discussion on the subject.
> Nice try, Herbert Xu gave a great explanation.
[Felix Marti] David and Herbert, so you agree that the user<>kernel
space memory copy overhead is a significant overhead and we want to
enable zero-copy in both the receive and transmit path? - Yes, copy
avoidance is mainly an API issue and unfortunately the so widely used
(synchronous) sockets API doesn't make copy avoidance easy, which is one
area where protocol offload can help. Yes, some apps can resort to
sendfile() but there are many apps which seem to have trouble switching
to that API... and what about the receive path?
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