Re: trailers and their subtleties


Henry Spencer (attcan!utzoo!henry@uunet.uu.net)
9 Sep 88 18:22:02 GMT


In article <8809061604.AA29996@monk.proteon.com> jas@proteon.COM (John A. Shriver) writes:
>Sun does not reccomend trailers because they don't even offer their
>(alleged) benefits on a Sun. They depended on the fact that a VAX has
>two memory maps...

They also depended on the fact that a VAX has relatively small pages.
It's impossible for an Ethernet packet to be a multiple of the page size
of any modern Sun. (Sun 3 pages are 8KB; I think even the Sun 2 used 2KB.)

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