PE 1950 , linux and TOE
matthew at acfr.usyd.edu.au
Tue Feb 17 21:44:01 CST 2009
Adam Nielsen wrote:
> Wow, that makes it seem terrible. We also have a TOE in our PE2950. If
> it has so many downsides, what's the benefit of having it there at all?
> Does it make a difference under Windows?
I gather is was explicitly designed for Windows, where it must boost
the performance or no one would bother.
I pulled the TOE key out of one of my RHEL servers and noticed no
difference, despite Dell saying not to remove it. The key now hangs off
the handset cord of my server room phone, so if something comes up
support wise, I can always pop it back in and keep Dell support happy :-)
I assume the Linux driver doesn't try to use the offload feature so the
key is never consulted.
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