10gigE link with FreeBSD hosts ?
gosand1982 at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 12 19:10:18 UTC 2009
>Can't get 10 gigabit thru a PCI-X slot, it doesnt have the bandwidth, you need PCI Express, in
>fact you will find that lots of factors will come into play and might keep you from achieving
>>For a two port adapter you will need an 8x PCIE slot, preferably Gen 2, and if all three systems
>don't have that its gonna slow everyone down.
>Further, once you involve packet forwarding it gets even more demanding.
>Trying to do it 'on the cheap' and you might get 3 or 4 Gb, maybe even worse depending.
Thanks. I just spoke of pci-x because that was the form factor of the Sun adapter.
Ok, so let's say I have pci-e 16 or 8x for all adapters, again with the same "just out of date"
commodity pcs (intel core or c2d, etc.) and the same network layout:
(a) <-- cable --> (b) <-- cable --> (c)
you're saying I can start to approach actual 10 gb/s throughput ?
I guess there is one layer of packet forwarding in place, since I am bridging on (b) ... but is that going to just be a small (10% ?)
hit, or are we talking 50% ?
Finally, are a few (5 or 6) simple ipfw rules (like, block tcp 130, or block xmas tree packets, etc.) going to kill me ?
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