Device polling performance

Mike Tancsa mike at
Sat Sep 25 13:12:14 PDT 2004

At 11:40 AM 25/09/2004, TM4525 at wrote:

>Ah, so the capacity of a FreeBSD router is > 10 million packets per 
>second, since 200K pps only uses .1 % of system resources. Kudos to the 
>FreeBSD team for developing a stack that uses no resources.

.... For the record, what I was saying was that a decent machine (e.g. 2.4 
PIV) should be able to push 200,000 packets per second with decent NICs 
(em, or fxp) and with a median packet size (see of about 540 
bytes, that works out to ~ 100Mb/s.

>Since its clear you have no idea what you're talking about, perhaps if 
>someone who actually does would like to pipe in it would be useful.

I am sure many others will be happy to help you...


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