Subject: Re: packet capturing
To: Jonathan Stone <email@example.com>
From: Darren Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/22/2004 05:25:14
On Wed, 21 Jan 2004, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> At that point one should start to ask, seriously, just what
> Luca Deri's paper is telling us.
Just one thing, really:
Passive packet capture in stock linux systems is crap :-)
(And I defy you to convince me that this is not the case :)
> 6. As I said earlier: driver polling __is not necessary__.
> Modern NICs in the US $20 range provide good Rx interrupt deferal,
> to the point where polling simply doesn't buy anything significant.
> Really. I tell you three times.
The paper aside, are 100BT nics coming out with interrupt deferal or
is it only 1000BT ones ? What about 4 port 1000BT cards (can you get
them, even) ?