High throughput bgp links using gentoo + stipped kernel

Eduardo Schoedler listas at esds.com.br
Mon May 20 18:51:22 UTC 2013


2013/5/19 Andrew Jones <aj at jonesy.com.au>

> As for migration to another OS, I find FreeBSD better as a matter of
>> network performance. The last time I checked OpenBSD was either
>> lacking or was in the early stages of multiple cores support.
>>
>
> If you do decide to go the FreeBSD route (you can run openbgpd on FreeBSD
> if you like), check out the POLLING option on ethernet NICs, it cuts down
> on the number of interrupts and can increase performance, particularly when
> dealing with smaller packets.
>

Polling on FreeBSD in modern NICs is discouraged.

-- 
Eduardo Schoedler


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