Your numbers are very suspect. You may be having other issues in the
box. You should be able to do much higher packet rates even with
iptables compiled in.
Some numbers at:
If all you need is std filtering then consider using tc actions.
I do have a suspicion that your problem has to do with your machine
more than it does with Linux.
On Mon, 2004-12-06 at 19:20, Karsten Desler wrote:
> Bernd Eckenfels <ecki-news2004-05@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > In article <20041206224107.GA8529@xxxxxxxxxx> you wrote:
> > > Removing the iptables rules helps reducing the load a little, but the
> > > majority of time is still spent somewhere else.
> > In handling Interrupts. Are those equally sidtributed on eth0 and eth1?
> Yes they are.
> CPU0 CPU1
> 0: 117199776 133677244 IO-APIC-edge timer
> 1: 0 9 IO-APIC-edge i8042
> 8: 0 4 IO-APIC-edge rtc
> 9: 0 0 IO-APIC-level acpi
> 169: 139 893669684 IO-APIC-level eth0
> 177: 919803109 30665 IO-APIC-level eth1
> 209: 414257 413316 IO-APIC-level libata
> NMI: 0 0
> LOC: 250918849 250918819
> ERR: 0
> MIS: 0