RE: UDP Packet Order

From: Maxwell, Craig (Craig.Maxwell@hp.com)
Date: Thu Nov 21 2002 - 15:33:18 EST


Nivedita,

Thanks for your reply. This IS running on an SMP machine. Is there
anyway to prevent the reordering from happening?

Craig

-----Original Message-----
From: Nivedita Singhvi [mailto:niv@us.ibm.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 1:25 PM
To: Maxwell, Craig; linux-net@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: UDP Packet Order

> 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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