Network Stack Code Re-write (Possible motivations...?)

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Sat Dec 20 21:41:54 UTC 2008

>>> I very much doubt that marketing issues were a significant issue.
>>> Off-the-shelf OS networking has always fallen short of supporting
>> it wasn't made for that.
> It can be.  I've written portable IP stacks intended for exactly this
Of course it can. i just write that FreeBSD network stack WASN'T MADE for 
not if it can or not.

>> routing ASIC's and put them there!
> Mostly, yes.  But the system still has to be network manageable.  That
> requires that it send and receive packets.  Doing so requires using the
> same routing information that the forwarding engines are using to
> forward packets in the same address space.  The kernel *does* still need
> to know routes to any of its destinations.

but kernel doesn't forward much packets.

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