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Re: PF & SMP

From: Michał Koc (mkocprime.pl)
Date: Fri Jun 30 2006 - 03:49:17 CDT

OpenBSD SMP is based on BigLock, so only one processor at the time can
execute kernel code, and IP Stack is kernel side only.
As far as I remember.


Gustavo Rios napisaE(a):
> I have the same understanding you have Pachl. I believe OpenBSD IP
> Stack is not multithreaded implemented. A core developer could
> deny/confirm such belief.
> /all the best.
> On 6/30/06, Clint Pachl <pachlecentryx.com> wrote:
>> Does PF utilize multiple processors? One of my router/firewalls is a
>> dual Pentium Pro 200. It also runs ftp-proxy, but that's it. Would a PII
>> 400MHz be equivalent, better, or worse?
>> Just curious. From what I understand, the network stack is not threaded,
>> thus multiple processors would not be beneficial.
>> - pachl