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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/4] Support accelerated network plugin modules

On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 07:37:17PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> Kieran Mansley <kmansley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > This series of patches adds support to netfront and netback to allow
> > accelerated drivers to plug in and support a fast path for network
> > traffic.  This is designed to allow use of virtualisable "smart" NICs
> > directly from domU, with help/control from dom0.  Experiments with
> > Solarflare hardware have shown a doubling in network performance when
> > using this approach on 10Gbps networks, compared to the traditional
> > network path through netfront/netback.  i.e. Performance from domU
> > approaches that normally seen in dom0.
> Could you post some examples of how these hooks are actually used by
> your driver? Without them it's hard for me to assess whether these
> hooks are appropriate.


> Also, since netfront may be merged into upstream Linux soon, please
> cc these patches to netdev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx so folks there can also
> comment.

Also seconded.


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