zlib hardware acceleration

Jesse Guardiani jesse at wingnet.net
Fri Jan 23 15:38:05 PST 2004

Howdy list,

I've seen a few gzip hardware acceleration PCI cards
for HTTP servers and such on the web. Mostly they target
Linux though.

Does anyone make something like this for FreeBSD? Can it
be used to accelerate everything that uses zlib?

I ask because it would be useful to compress disk-destined
backups on an old "CPU-challenged" machine. And besides,
it would make a REALLY cool toy. :)


Jesse Guardiani, Systems Administrator
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