Software router state of the art

Adrian Chadd adrian at
Sat Jul 26 11:05:26 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jul 26, 2008, Florian Weimer wrote:

> Was this with one packet flow, or with millions of them?

I believe it was >1 flow. The guy is using an Ixia; I don't know how
he has it configured.

> Traditionally, software routing performance on hosts systems has been
> optimized for few and rather long flows.


And I always ask that question when people claim really high(!) throughput on
software forwarding. It turns out their throughput was single source/single
dest, and/or large packets (so high throughput, but low pps.)


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