Packet steering/SMP

Vincent Hoffman vince at
Tue Aug 3 16:23:09 UTC 2010

On 03/08/2010 16:47, Robert Watson wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Aug 2010, Vincent Hoffman wrote:
>> Fasinating stuff. I read to mean that
>> the newer intel NICs had similar capabilities to the Chelsio T3, is
>> it just a lack of driver and control support in FreeBSD or did I
>> misunderstand?
> The Intel cards I've looked at often have quite small tables --
> appropriate for directing packets for virtualization purposes (i.e., a
> few MACs to specific CPUs), and fine for distributing using RSS, but
> not able to direct tens of thousands of connections individually by
> 4-tuple to specific queues. It wouldn't surprise me if newer
> generations of Intel cards support similar features.
> If you're interested in high-performance packet capture to userspace,
> this GSoC project might be interesting though:

I did notice this, I'll be paying attention to see what the results are.
> Robert
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