Subject: Re: device polling system
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Hayakawa Koichi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/30/2003 18:55:15
From: Takahiro Igarashi <email@example.com>
Subject: device polling system
Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 00:54:23 +0900 (JST)
> I am now working to implement the device polling system on
> NetBSD. The project page is at:
> The patch is still based on FreeBSD's one. But I now start
> to select the way of implementation of it and so on.
> Fortunately my patch seems to work well.
Interesting! It is a good start point, I think.
I have some questions and comments.
* What NIC did you use for your benchmark?
* How many clock interrupts per second (hz value)?
* Did you measure TCP/IP performance?
I suppose this may hit TCP/IP performance, because ACK
transmission delay may not be negrectible under low clock
I suppose, for the first step, making generic polling
interrupt handler, without NIC driver changes, is better.
Do you consider sporadic server or some kind of similar
handler on NetBSD?