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Date:	Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:05:07 -0500 (EST)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	therbert@...gle.com
Cc:	ben@...adent.org.uk, Spike_White@...l.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Translation table available between 'ethtool -k' and 'ethtool
 -K' ? For Linux?

From: Tom Herbert <therbert@...gle.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:07:44 -0800

> Ben I'm not sure I see this. If we turn off HW offloads and rely on
> the software offloads where is the increased risk? This may result in
> performance degradation for sure, but I really hope at this point that
> the software offload mechanisms in the stack are as least as robust as
> any HW mechanism.

It means you're testing a configuration different from %99 of users
(who are not changing the defaults).  You are by definition testing
code paths with less overall global testing coverage.
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