Interrupts + Polling mode (similar to Linux's NAPI)

Luigi Rizzo rizzo at
Wed Apr 29 13:52:11 UTC 2009

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 03:21:56PM +0200, Erik Trulsson wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 05:46:32AM -0700, Barney Cordoba wrote:
> > When the collective answer to better network performance is polling, it
> > makes it appear as if the FreeBSD project is a bunch of dudes working on
> > stuff they feel like doing, rather than there being some centralized plan
> > to make the project successful.
> That appearance is probably due to the fact the the FreeBSD project actually
> is a bunch of dudes working on what they feel like doing (or in a few cases
> on what they get paid for doing), and that there is very little centralized
> planning being done. (And even if there was, there is no way of enforcing
> that people work according to such a plan.)

not to mention that very little if any work has been done
on polling recently: i developed the base system in 2001-2002,
and since then there has been just some basic maintainance
(at least in the tree).


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