Re: UDP Packet Order

From: Nivedita Singhvi (niv@us.ibm.com)
Date: Thu Nov 21 2002 - 15:24:39 EST


> My main question is, once a UDP packet arrives at the ethernet
> interface, does the kernel send them up to user space in the order that
> they were received or might it reorder them for some reason?

Yes, reordering can happen if youre running on an SMP machine, and
to varying degrees depending on which kernel you are using..
(2.4, 2.5+NAPI, etc).

thanks,
Nivedita
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