Freebsd IP Forwarding performance (question, and some info) [7-stable, current, em, smp]

Steve Bertrand steve at
Tue Jul 1 01:27:41 UTC 2008

Support (Rudy) wrote:
> Ingo Flaschberger wrote:
>> usually interface polling is also chosen to prevent "lock-ups".
>> man polling
> I used polling in FreeBSD 5.x and it helped a bunch.  I set up a new 
> router with 7.0 and MSI was recommended to me.  (I noticed no difference 
> when moving from polling -> MSI, however, on 5.4 polling seemed to help 
> a lot.  

I'm curious now... how do you change individual device polling via sysctl?


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