Subject: Re: State of "jumbo frames" support?
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-net
Date: 11/28/2005 05:37:36
>> Before I beat my head against this too much more, I thought I should
>> ask here - what's the word on "jumbo frames" support in NetBSD?
> Jumbo frames are a non-standard.  Ergo, support for "jumbo frames"
> depends on the vagaries of individual hardware chips; sometimes even
> on variants within a family. Therefore it doesn' tmake sense to ask
> about "jumbo frame" support in NetBSD, other than on a
> device-by-device (or chip-variant by chip-variant) level.

I would disagree.  For example, does if_ethersubr.c correctly handle
jumbograms?  Does bpf?  tcpdump?  There are lots of pieces of common,
hardware-independent, code that might or might not handle really large
packets correctly, and it makes sense to ask how widespread that
support is.

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