Subject: Re: IFQ_MAXLEN: How large can it be?
To: None <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-net
Date: 11/16/2006 09:31:13
On Nov 16, 2006, at 7:15 AM, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

> It controls how often the system clock "ticks".  Much network  
> processing
> happens at the next clock tick after the network interrupt that
> transfers the data from the network interface, not immediately upon
> hardware interrupt, so it is possible that causing the clock to tick
> more often may help with your problem.  Try a value of 1024.

This is not true.  It happens in the softnet handler often immediately  
after the network interface's interrupt handler returns.

-- thorpej