Subject: Re: hardware for PPPoE
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/01/2004 10:40:15
On Thu, Sep 30, 2004 at 10:58:10PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> I have a sparc IPC with 2.0 and the in-kernel pppoe. At 512kbs it uses about
> 20% CPU. A DSL connection can be up to 8mbs ... I can't afford such a
> connection to test, but I'm not sure the IPC would keep up with the load.

Yeah, would be interesting to know, but as long as there is time to serve
the interrupts, it will work. The CPU usage does not increase linear; I
have tested a Sparc LX routing 3096/512 kbps/s DSL and while I didn't measure
properly I think it did not use more than ~30% CPU.