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    Default A Brand New Linux Network Stack Proposed: Linux XIA

    Phoronix: A Brand New Linux Network Stack Proposed: Linux XIA

    A brand new networking stack is seeking to be merged into the mainline Linux kernel that's been under development for the past few years. Hello, Linux XIA...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Network-Stack

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: A Brand New Linux Network Stack Proposed: Linux XIA

    A brand new networking stack is seeking to be merged into the mainline Linux kernel that's been under development for the past few years. Hello, Linux XIA...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Network-Stack
    too much abstractions

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    Sounds to me like a conversation started terribly on the wrong foot in the mouth no matter whether XIA will fly or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: A Brand New Linux Network Stack Proposed: Linux XIA

    A brand new networking stack is seeking to be merged into the mainline Linux kernel that's been under development for the past few years. Hello, Linux XIA...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Network-Stack
    Developers of something new asking for kernel devs to consider including their code in the kernel, but .... it's a entirely new packet format, etc.

    The more I read about this the more I want to determine if these new packets can even be routed by current routing technologies?

    Or is this proposal a "forklift upgrade" of everything we currently use and understand in Linux networking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotMine999 View Post
    Developers of something new asking for kernel devs to consider including their code in the kernel, but .... it's a entirely new packet format, etc.

    The more I read about this the more I want to determine if these new packets can even be routed by current routing technologies?

    Or is this proposal a "forklift upgrade" of everything we currently use and understand in Linux networking?
    Clearly it isn't about being able to route them with existing technologies. If you are setting up a supercomputer interconnect, directly linking computers over ethernet, or trying to make a custom network, at least this will help you do the job. I am curious as to if it can manage the same speeds or better compared to the existing stack for TCP/UDP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vadix View Post
    Clearly it isn't about being able to route them with existing technologies. If you are setting up a supercomputer interconnect, directly linking computers over ethernet, or trying to make a custom network, at least this will help you do the job. I am curious as to if it can manage the same speeds or better compared to the existing stack for TCP/UDP.
    It's not a completely new Network stack but more a framework for other (future) protocol as pointed out here : http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...3.0/04638.html

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    They should propose adding the hooks or other changes needed to the kernel first. Then let it get tested until 4.3 and offer the larger section at that time.

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    IPv4, what about IPv6?

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