[Soekris] Firewall benchmarks?
rizzo at icir.org
Tue Nov 5 09:12:41 UTC 2002
On Tue, Nov 05, 2002 at 12:51:30AM -0800, Chris Cappuccio wrote:
> IIRC, FreeBSD claims to max 70-100Mbps forwarding between two ports on the
> Soekris, with full sized packets (and no filtering). Real world performance
> with OpenBSD is probably closer to half of that, because the kernel does not
> implement a polled driver like FreeBSD does (so interrupt time takes a
> significant amount of CPU resources) and it also does not implement a more
not true, there is no significant difference in peak performance on
the soekris box between polled and interrupt mode.
livelock is an issue though, but when you have livelock the throughput
can easily drop to zero.
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