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Writing linux network driver for multichannel networking

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Hi,

    I am new to writing kernel modules for linux. I am looking at writing a network driver such that when it is loaded, it is able to make use of all my nic cards for transmitting or receiving data. The beauty of it is network applications written in the user space will work and use all the nic cards without knowing it. The reason for using multiple nic cards is

1. If I have 1 nic card with x Mbps in a gigabit ethernet lan, it is possible to achieve near 2x Mbps with 2 nic cards. Hence improved bandwidth at lower cost.

And by writing a kernel module, I hope to achieve a certain level of transparency to the user space apps. ie, Once the module is loaded, the multiple nic cards I have would be used. I am currently reading up on writing of network drivers for Linux. Is there anyone who can provide some advise, help, share some knowledge, theoretical or any code with regard to this?

thnx for the time!

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