High throughput bgp links using gentoo + stipped kernel

Ryan Gard ryangard at gmail.com
Fri May 24 19:17:39 UTC 2013


Do you have a source on this? Reason I ask is because any recent
documentation I've come across indicates that polling is recommended to
reduce chances of livelock on a running system.


On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 2:51 PM, Eduardo Schoedler <listas at esds.com.br>wrote:

> 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
>



-- 
Ryan Gard


More information about the NANOG mailing list