I/OAT ... Coming Soon ?

Andre Oppermann andre at freebsd.org
Thu Nov 15 16:04:26 PST 2007


Jack Vogel wrote:
> On Nov 14, 2007 5:01 PM, Wilkinson, Alex
> <Alex.Wilkinson at dsto.defence.gov.au> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Curious, is I/OAT [http://www.intel.com/go/ioat/] coming to FreeBSD soon
>> ?
> 
> LOL, I did a driver for the first version of I/OAT more than a year
> ago, submitted it and interest was half hearted.

IMHO the biggest drawback (design failure) is the polling requirement
for the work queue.  Ideally it would be structured like a NIC with
its DMA engine and rings.

> The driver needs updating and polishing yet, but interest being what it was
> it hasn't been a real high priority.

-- 
Andre



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