Subject: Re: USB 2.0 for the brave
To: None <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/22/2001 18:50:40
On Thu, Nov 22, 2001 at 02:36:17PM -0500, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 22, 2001 at 02:07:41AM -0700, Rick Kelly wrote:
> > It would be interesting to cluster machines together over firewire or
> > USB 2.0 using their full bandwidth.
> Hrm. GigE beats out USB 2.0 hands down, and we already support it.
> I'm not convinced that going through the TCP/IP stack is actually
> more overhead than going through our (as yet uncompleted) USB 2.0
> driver.
> Firewire host-to-host adapters would rock, though. Probably worth

Uh, you don't need any such thing, because unlike USB, firewire doesn't
suck; it's peer-to-peer.  If you want to use firewire to connect your
NetBSD hosts together, you can do it today.

You might want to make the small hack to your firewire stack required to
remove the dumbass small MTU, however.