> > You can process them in the ring buffer. If you can't keep up then you
> > are screwed any way you look at it 8)
> That still doesn't avoid copying: af_packet copies the whole packet (if
> you want the whole packet) from the original skbuff to the ring buffer.
I'd make a handwaved claim that the first copy of the packet from a DMA
receiving source is free. Its certainly pretty close to free because the
overhead of sucking it into L1 cache will dominate and you need to do that
Zero copy is sometimes a false friend.
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