High Network Perfomance

Andriy Gapon avg at FreeBSD.org
Fri Aug 5 15:03:51 UTC 2011

on 05/08/2011 17:56 Luigi Rizzo said the following:
> i asked permission to re@ to integrate it in 9.0 but it was considered
> a bit premature.
> However i am not too worried because the system dependencies are
> minimal and it changes no API/ABI or internal data structure so
> it is easy to add it at a later time.


I think that having real, useful in practice applications that make use of the
netmap would definitely speed up its adoption.

Maybe I am too pessimistic here, but I don't foresee too many users of netmap as
long as it remains just a mechanism that potentially can greatly speed up things
if you manage to write your own applications that do those things via netmap.
Full TCP/IP stack with sockets API on top of it and lots of available applications
on top of that is one thing, an interface to a network card is a totally different
thing on a scale of usability (especially the by the end-users).

Andriy Gapon

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