DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-02
Re: Backporting DFly patches to FreeBSD?
On February 28, 2005 11:03 am, EM1897@xxxxxxx wrote:
> >I don't have the reference handy at the moment, but there was an
> > article about a network test where FreeBSD was able to process and
> > route 1 million IP packets per second. Linux on the same hardware
> > was only able to process approx. one hundred thousand IP packets
> > per second.
> That doesn't sound even remotely credible. Maybe FreeBSD
> was "routing" to the loopback device?
The following message was posted to the FreeBSD net mailing list:
With a link to the following paper on the subject:
Page 11 mentions two different projects that both reached 1 million pps
throughput using IP FastForwarding. These were mentiond in a mailing
list thread on the FreeBSD lists, although I have not yet bothered to
track down the exact threads.
This presentation was made by Andre Oppermann on Sept. 2, 2004 at the
SUCON '04 conference. http://www.suug.ch/sucon/04/
> We're not to a million pps yet; half of that is ambitious.
> And for performance to be THAT different there would have
> to be something seriously wrong with settings. The raw
> performance of the FreeBSD and Linux is similar, as the
> limiting factors are generally external.
> I thought this thread was dead?
I didn't notice the "it's dead" message until after I had responded. My
fetchmail setup was b0rked on the weekend and I was wading through ~600
messages, replying as I went, instead of reading through the whole
I'll let it die, now, though. Just thought I'd post the links for
others to read / research.
Freddie Cash, CCNT CCLP Helpdesk / Network Support Tech.
School District 73 (250) 377-HELP [377-4357]