On Sun, Jun 25, 2000 at 04:27:24PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Except when you cannot align (like with Tulips that always DMA to a 4 byte
> > aligned address). With the 14 byte Ethernet header this results in IP
> > and TCP misaligned.
> If you combine poorly compatible hardware bad things happen. That isnt going
> to change. Many decent ethernet cards can do sensible alignment. Pick a card
> or cpu that can and life is happy.
That's the kind of information I like to get, people coding drivers learn
such an lot of interesting information about the chip they're working on,
what are some recommended network adapter chip for stability and
perf. purpose (like the one you'll plug in a high-perf linux router for
(assuming I'm using a descent mobo, with switched PCI busses..., I'm
using some DE500 right now, fully satisfied with stability using de4x5).
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