em forwarding performance (was Proposed 6.2 em RELEASE patch
ivoras at fer.hr
Thu Nov 30 09:58:57 PST 2006
Mike Tancsa wrote:
> Yeah I inadvertently slighted the NetBSD folks by leaving them out. So
> I guess I better give them a try as well.
> The part that really surprises me is the drop in performance as firewall
> rules are added to RELENG_6 and above. Both LINUX and RELENG_4 seem to
> scale well with the number of rules added but RELENG_6 takes a big drop.
Wasn't there some important setting in ipfw you can tweak if you need
lots of ipfw rules? Size of some hash table?
Quick Googling found this: http://info.iet.unipi.it/~luigi/ip_dummynet/
and net.inet.ip.fw.dyn_buckets: 256. AFAIK the hash size needed to be
tweaked manually in the code, and net.inet.ip.fw.dyn_buckets: 256 is
listed as read-only so this might be it. Maybe mailing Luigi will help
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