Tuning routing table size in FreeBSD 8.0 and 7.2
sumi.techno at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 19:37:41 UTC 2011
Thank you all, for your timely reply..
To answer Niko's question: Just i'm doing some performance/stress testing of
a freebsd router.. :-)
On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 10:11 PM, Nikos Vassiliadis <nvass at gmx.com> wrote:
> On 2/24/2011 4:51 PM, Damien Fleuriot wrote:
>> On 2/24/11 3:00 PM, nikitha wrote:
>>> Could you plz share the information on the maximum number of routes that
>>> be added (by default) in FREEBSD 8.0/7.2 kernel?
>>> In Linux the sysctl rt_max_size is used. Is there a similar tunable
>>> parameter in freeBSD?
>> I could not find a sysctl that matched what you're looking for.
>> AFAIK, the routing table is limited only by the amount of RAM you can
>> allocate to it.
> Yes. You can use "vmstat -z | grep rtentry" to examine it.
> It seems trivial to add a limit there(without having thought of
> multiple routing tables and vnet).
> Out of curiosity, why would you want such a limit?
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