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A method and system are provided for enabling simultaneous cut-through and store-and-forward transmission of frames in high speed network devices. A Buffer Parameter Vector chains multiple frame buffers together. Frame Parameter Vectors created for each unique version of a frame are used to manage frames as they flow through the network device. Cut-through/store-and-forward decision logic determines whether frames can be transmitted by cut-through or store-and-forward. Multiple unique frames or copies of a frame that are to be transmitted store-and-forward have their Frame Parameter Vectors chained together by pointers. The cut-through/store-and-forward decision logic steps through the chain of Frame Parameter Vectors resulting in the frames associated with each Frame Parameter Vector being transmitted.

Title
Simultaneous cut through and store-and-forward frame support in a network device
Application Number
8/979043
Publication Number
6144668
Application Date
November 26, 1997
Publication Date
November 7, 2000
Inventor
Thomas Eric Ryle
Raleigh
NC, US
Loren Blair Reiss
Raleigh
NC, US
Joseph M Rash
Wake Forest
NC, US
Scott J Lemke
Raleigh
NC, US
Edward Hau chun Ku
Cary
NC, US
Douglas Ray Henderson
Raleigh
NC, US
Brian M Bass
Apex
NC, US
Agent
Daniel E McConnell
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H04L 12/28
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