Software router state of the art
fw at deneb.enyo.de
Sat Jul 26 10:41:29 UTC 2008
* Adrian Chadd:
> 1 mil pps has been broken that way, but it uses lots of cores to get there.
> (8, I think?)
Was this with one packet flow, or with millions of them?
Traditionally, software routing performance on hosts systems has been
optimized for few and rather long flows.
Anyway, with multi-core, you don't need funky algorithms for incremental
FIB updates anymore (if you don't need sub-second convergence and stuff
like that). As a result, you can use really dumb multi-way trees for
which a lookup takes something like 100 CPU cycles (significantly less
for non-DoS traffic with higher locality).
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