zlib hardware acceleration

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Jan 23 23:37:46 PST 2004

In message <bus9fh$arh$1 at sea.gmane.org>, Jesse Guardiani writes:
>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. :)

I belive the VPN1401 from www.soekris.com has the ability but
as I understand it we're short the required documentation from
Hifn to control the chip.

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