Introducing netmap: line-rate packet send/receive at 10Gbit/s

Pawel Tyll ptyll at
Fri Jun 3 00:06:56 UTC 2011

Hi Luigi,

> we have recently worked on a project, called netmap, which lets
> FreeBSD send/receive packets at line rate even at 10 Gbit/s with
> very low CPU overhead: one core at 1.33 GHz does 14.88 Mpps with a
> modified ixgbe driver, which gives plenty of CPU cycles to handle
> multiple interface and/or do useful work (packet forwarding, analysis, etc.)
Great to hear. Now all we need is a proper MPLS stack, and plans of
moving on from FreeBSD are postponed for like, ever ;)

Thanks for your ongoing work!

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