Do we ever want to bind more than 8 multicast MAC addresses?
carrano at laptop.org
Thu Apr 17 18:51:33 EDT 2008
I have a feeling that the capability of participating in up to four
activities over a simple mesh scenario (no school server present) seems good
enough. But I may be wrong and we certainly don't have enough (if any) user
input to validate this (or not).
On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 6:38 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz <
bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
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> Ricardo Carrano wrote:
> | Assuming this is correct, than some questions follow.
> | - Is 4 a reasonable limit (is the XO capable of more in terms of
> | and memory?)
> The XO is definitely capable of more, especially for activities like Chat
> that require minimal CPU/RAM and are usually silent on the network.
> | - Is this a hard limit? How hard is to increase this number and what is
> | compromise?
> I have an additional question:
> Could the firmware allow the driver to designate one or more of those
> slots as a trivial bitwise filter? This would allow the driver to
> subscribe to one or more ranges of multicast addresses. It would also
> provide graceful degradation if there are too many multicast addresses to
> fit: the surplus addresses can just be OR'd together into a filter. There
> will be some false positives that will have to be screened out by the
> driver, but perhaps not too many.
> - --Ben
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