Software router state of the art

Florian Weimer fw at
Sat Jul 26 20:35:56 UTC 2008

* Dorn Hetzel:

> Ok, it's probably a stupid question, but given the relative ease of
> putting 4gb+ ram on a 64bit platform, could packet per second
> performance be improved by brute forcing the route lookup as an array
> of 1 byte destination interface indexes for a contiguous swath of
> /32's from bottom to top?

8 bits per destination are not enough because you really want to put all
the necessary L2 information into the FIB.  Perhaps even AS numbers, for
flow export.

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