Re: Is this skb recycle buffer helpful to improve Linux network stackperformance?
From: Eric Dumazet
Date: Sat Oct 08 2005 - 17:22:54 EST
LeoY a écrit :
Thanks for your reply.
1. For the packet size, this idea is targeting some specific network
card driver and we assume all the packet size will not exceed 2KB.
2. Currently only Uni-Processor is considered(Hyper-threading is also
disabled), I will add spin lock part once it works on the UP.
1) Even on Uni-Processor, you still need to protect against IRQS
2) The big cost of kmalloc()/kfree() come from the
Once you add them in your code, you will discover you gain nothing compared to
kmalloc()/kfree() that already use a 'ring buffer' : More over, the slab
implementation is designed to have separate 'ring buffer' (one for each cpu),
so it is probably better than a 'central ring buffer'
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