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Re: [HSSG] Topics for Consideration: Jumbo Frames


My preference is to associate this with MAC objectives.  In past meetings where this has been addressed, the atmosphere was 'tense'.  Thus best to get the debate over with asap and move on.

I don't know at this point how to address your question.  I suspect that since 'all' of us support jumbos and we are inter-operable, that there is a compelling argument to spec it but not change it.

Both my position and that of the customers I deal with is that higher speeds, 10gbps included, is more efficient with the larger packets.


Mike Bennett wrote:

Wouldn't jumbos be something better addressed separately?  How do we deal with backwards compatibility? 


Joel Goergen wrote:

If I go to any search engine and input "
jumbo ethernet frames chips", I will see that every system and silicon vendor supports jumbo ethernet frames.

My question is not wether to support jumbos, because we all already do ... my question is should we finally spec it out?  I think we should, at a minimum, provision for it.