Van Jacobson's network channels -- Microkernel?
Posted Feb 1, 2006 20:48 UTC (Wed) by JoeBuck
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It's not really so surprising. The cost being avoided in both cases is context switching. The default way of doing things is that the lower-level processing is in the kernel and the higher-level processing is in userspace. Either moving almost everything into the kernel, or moving almost everything out, reduces the overhead.
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