new toys ...

Winfred Harrelson wharrels at
Wed Jun 12 08:25:06 EDT 2002

On Tue, 11 Jun 2002, Peter Van Epp wrote:

> 	Looks like there should be some interesting testing coming up. I have
> aquired a pair of dual Athelon machines (although FreeBSD only wants to use
> one CPU at the moment) and 4 Sysconnect Gig cards. The netpipe benchmark gets
> around 700 Mbps from them and I just tried a 25 meg tcpdump file on tcpreplay
> and it believes it managed to get ~668 Mbps on to the fibre. Now to set up 
> a test situation where argus can be made to listen to that traffic as it goes
> by ... Somewhat suprisingly, FreeBSD appears to be more efficient than Linux
> (%30 CPU at speed against %50 for Linux, but Linux will use both CPUs which
> FreeBSD currently won't) but linux response is more linear with changing block 
> sizes. 

FreeBSD will work with 2 CPUs, you just have to change the kernel
config file and recompile the kernel.


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