[c-nsp] CPU utilization and performance - 7500

Bruce Robertson bruce at greatbasin.net
Mon Oct 4 16:55:40 EDT 2004

So, speaking from my background in embedded system development, why does the
design of the VIP require this spinning of the CPU?  Why can't the transmit
interrupt service routine handle the job when the txqueue becomes available?

On any embedded system, there should be sufficient hardware capabilities
to avoid this kind of CPU spinning.  If nothing else, you're pushing up
power consumption unnecessarily.

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