> On Sun, 4 Jun 2000, Ben Greear wrote:
> > Mitchell Blank Jr wrote:
> > > (selecting source IPs for outgoing packets is taken care by the
> > > routing code, right?!?)
> > I hope someone has a good answer here...I certainly have no idea!
> And yet you made the loudest noise;-> Ok, ok i take that back.
> Indeed the routing slow path is affected and i would think this is very
In the original post about the linear search, there was a question as to
whether or not it was really called that often. If it is, then I think
it should be fixed to become constant-time anyway, if at all possible.
Walking five devices (lo, dummy, eth0, eth1, ppp0 (for example)) is
a performance hit in itself, without counting any new exotic devices we're
I was hoping someone could tell us how often that code was called, and why.
I haven't had time to look at the kernel yet, maybe this evening....
Ben Greear (greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) http://www.candelatech.com
Author of ScryMUD: scry.wanfear.com 4444 (Released under GPL)