Subject: Re: On the performance of ipfilter
To: David Howland <email@example.com>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/06/2005 14:29:36
On Tuesday 05 April 2005 23:08, David Howland wrote:
> So, it seems to me that there is perhaps some performance problem with
> IPFilter in the kernel? I lack the know-how to perform any other tests
> to confirm this. How is it that userland processes can be allowed to
> trip up the in-kernel packet forwarding? All I have to do is start a
> big make (eg build.sh distribution) and response time goes to hell. I
> am surprised to find that this kind of thing hasn't been reported by
> anyone else.
The obvious question: what happens if you disable ipfilter?
(Either through /etc/rc.d/ipfilter stop or by removing it from the kernel.)
Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>
The NetBSD Project - http://www.NetBSD.org/