Patent Number: 8,576,861

Title: Method and apparatus for processing packets

Abstract: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for processing packets for transmission. A set of interface specific network buffers is identified from a plurality of buffers containing data for a packet received for transmission. A data structure describing the set of interface specific network buffers within the plurality of buffers is created, wherein a section in the data structure for an interface specific network buffer in the set of interface specific network buffers includes information about a piece of data in interface specific network buffer, wherein the data structure is used to process the packet for transmission.

Inventors: Cardona; Omar (Austin, TX), Cunningham; James Brian (Austin, TX), De Leon, III; Baltazar (Austin, TX), Messing; Jeffrey Paul (Round Rock, TX)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H04L 12/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017