Subject: Re: is ip forwarding/nat so cpu consuming?
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/23/2001 12:01:33
> go up to 2.5 or 3. Even after the boot the load is about 0.15. I've seen
> a 486dx/2 66 set up exactly like my celeron (but with freebsd), displaying
> system loads 0.00 (my linux says that, too!).

You probably can't compare "system load" between different OS.
They all have diverging ideas how to calculate this single value. Just because
Linux and FreeBSD calculate it overoptimistic, does not mean we need more
CPU :-)

There are a lot more subtle factors for real world or benchmark performance