from the yet-another-tedu-kernel-patch dept.
TedU has created yet another cool kernel patch. This one deals with
ethernet device polling
. As stated on the website,
Polling helps prevent livelock when the machine starts receving packets at
a high rate. Interrupts, especially one per packet, increase the
time spent processsing each packet. Interrupts are more efficient for
slower packet rates, however, so you don't waste time polling for
packets which don't exist. To use: enable option DEVICE_POLLING and
Sounds like high performance networking users should check this out. As always, this is an unofficial patch and could cause massive system instability and is unsupported by the official project.