But offer a "fast path?"
Posted Jul 27, 2006 17:32 UTC (Thu) by AnswerGuy
In reply to: Reconsidering network channels
Parent article: Reconsidering network channels
I think the point to which the original poster here may have been referring is that allowing netfilter design considerations to dictate the availability
of some optional "fast path" code might not be the best strategy.
Many systems are dedicated to very narrow purposes (and put into an
infrastructure which guarantees that only certain classes of packets will
reach them. (Think of systems arrayed behind a load-balancer).
In those cases it might be appropriate to have a netchannels option to offer the fastest processing of that traffic. Essentially the "classifier" has been scaled out to a different system entirely (the load balancer).
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