Re: routing/shaping vs smp

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Fri Jul 29 2005 - 02:48:52 EST

>Is that possible use power of 2 or more CPU (smp) for
>routing/shaping/accounting (iptables rules) with 2.4.x or
>may be 2.6.x linux kernel?

Incoming packets are handled in an interrupt. So if you can manage to
distribute IRQs between CPUs, you can at least split the routing work
per NIC, e.g. cpu0 for eth0, cpu1 for eth1.

Jan Engelhardt
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