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

Andrew Snow andrew at
Mon Jul 7 23:18:35 UTC 2008

Mike Tancsa wrote:
> At 02:44 PM 7/7/2008, Paul wrote:
>> Also my 82571 NIC supports multiple received queues and multiple 
>> transmit queues so why hasn't
>> anyone written the driver to support this?  It's not a 10gb card and 
>> it still supports it and it's widely
> Intel actually maintains the driver. Not sure if there are plans or not, 
> but perhaps they can comment ?

Last time Jack Vogel weighed in, I believe he said that the support for 
multiple queues and other performance enhancements are on the way.  Some 
work had to be done to the networking infrastructure in FreeBSD first to 
allow this.

- Andrew

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