TOE support issues
oberman at es.net
Wed Dec 19 10:06:07 PST 2007
I have come up with several questions about the supportability of
1. Packet capture. Can I use tcpdump or other libpcap tools with TOE
cards? Can the card do pcap in its own microcode?
2. Statistics. What statistics are available with TOE? I know the
Chelsio card keeps all kinds of potentially interesting stats as will
as the basic packet and error counts. Can these be made available to user
code, management tools, and such stuff?
3. The Chelsio card has some very impressive, but as far as I can tell,
undocumented capabilities for things like traffic shaping and
policing. Any of these available?
If these issues are handled correctly, this could be a network
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at es.net Phone: +1 510 486-8634
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