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Re: #540: "jumbo" frames

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:27:40 +0000
To: Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com>
cc: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>, Patrick McManus <pmcmanus@mozilla.com>, Jason Greene <jason.greene@redhat.com>, Nicholas Hurley <hurley@todesschaf.org>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, K.Morgan@iaea.org, Greg Wilkins <gregw@intalio.com>, IETF HTTP WG <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Martin Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Message-ID: <11185.1403728060@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CAP+FsNfKBazaKL4a8PE8mMtCdFhKj1tyXQ-6twAF=rW_X9Ehzg@mail.gmail.com>
, Roberto Peon writes:

>I don't see how CONTINUATION makes a hardware implementation more
>difficult, though?
>It doesn't at all change the buffer management.

It sure does:  The "magic" blocking of CONTINUATION frames into one
unit where the END_* bits don't actually mean END_* at all will
seriously complicate a hardware transmit-side implementation.

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