A dummy Ethernet driver
julian at elischer.org
Wed Mar 21 22:46:46 UTC 2007
Luigi Rizzo wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 11:19:36PM +0300, Yar Tikhiy wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> We have disc(4) for testing and benchmarking. However, it's a
>> loopback driver, so such things as vlan or bridge cannot attach to
>> it. I needed a similar dummy interface mimicing Ethernet and failed
>> to find a ready solution. I tried ng_eiface+ng_hole, but it just
>> couldn't keep up with gigabit rates. So I knocked up a new dummy
>> driver, edsc(4): Ethernet discard interface. I'd like to commit it
>> if there are no objections. Then it could also serve as the bones
>> of an Ethernet driver for those who study kernel internals or want
>> to write a new driver.
> seems like a good idea.
I think the question I have is why eiface couldn't cope..?
I think it should have so I'll look at it..
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