tli at cisco.com
Thu Apr 28 06:21:36 UTC 1994
19216 network entries (32713 paths) using 2945880 bytes of memory
Head FreeList Total(b) Used(b) Free(b)
Processor 310824 2E96D0 13315724 7699588 5616136
I think that it's time for folks on these mailing lists (and on the
BGP list) to stop discussing the number of routes. It's really a
bogus metric. Memory (at least in our implementation) is consumed
for multiple reasons: paths, the AS path table, the routing table,
I would suggest that a much better characterization of BGP memory
usage is in terms of both number of routes AND number of paths. A
router with 20k routes and 20k paths uses a lot less memory than 20k
routes and 100k paths. Admittedly this isn't perfect, but it's a lot
better than just one dimension.
We now return you to your normally scheduled confusion...
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