[Ntop-misc] compiling igb and ixgbe tnapi drivers in CentOS 5.4
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Fri Dec 18 01:12:42 CET 2009
Outdated != doesnt work.
----- Original Message ----
> From: Jaime Nebrera <jnebrera at eneotecnologia.com>
> To: ntop-misc at listgateway.unipi.it
> Sent: Wed, December 16, 2009 11:26:56 AM
> Subject: Re: [Ntop-misc] compiling igb and ixgbe tnapi drivers in CentOS 5.4
> El mié, 16-12-2009 a las 19:36 +0100, Luca Deri escribió:
> > Dear all
> > I have analyzed the problem of Centos. It's running kernel
> > 2.6.18 that lacks a field (added 3.5 years ago in the Linux kernel),
> > in the socket buffer, used to propagate the channel (or RX queue)
> > on which the packet has been received.
> Yep, this is the problem in general with RH / CentOS, their kernel
> becomes quite outdated in some areas (like networking) as their
> philosophy is precisely to stay constant.
> > So you can compile and run
> > TNAPI on Centos but your application will not be able to figure
> > out on which queue the packet has been received. As soon as the
> > Centos/RH people will update the kernel you will be able to fully
> > exploit TNAPI.
> They most provably wont do that as changes quite a bit their
> networking stuff and provably backwards compatibility. Sadly that is the
> main advantage and at the same time problem with them.
> > If not, the workaround is you to compile a more
> > recent kernel
> You shouldnt unless you want to loose support and proven compatibility
> with all their "ecosystem".
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