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Re: [PATCH - RFC] [1/5] 64-bit network statistics - generic net

To: Jeff Sipek <jeffpc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH - RFC] [1/5] 64-bit network statistics - generic net
From: Francois Romieu <romieu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2003 23:51:31 +0200
Cc: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>, Bernd Eckenfels <ecki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxx>, Dave Jones <davej@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Jeff Sipek <jeffpc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> :
[network counter overflow on 32 bits systems]
> The thing is that x86 is here to stay for quite some time. Even if 64-bit 
> processors take over the market, you will have so many "old" computers that 
> can:
> - - be thrown out
> - - donated to some institution
> - - converted to routers, and other "embedded" systems
> Plus, they will be dirt cheap.

- the PCI bus don't/won't/can't handle multiple 10 Gb/s adapters;
- nobody sane would recycle x86 systems as core routers after having bought
  a few Gb/s link.


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