Contributed by tj on from the needs-dragon-taming-gear dept.
If you've been following my contributions to OpenBSD's kernel, you already know that in the past years I've been working on the Network Stack to make it more SMP friendly.
All the network hackers present at s2k15 agreed to volunteer me to work on the next step: properly integrate the pseudo-drivers (carp(4), vlan(4), trunk(4)...) in order to take ether_input() out of the kernel lock.
But since I no longer have the support of a company, I don't have the correct toys to do this task. That's why I'm looking for the following hardware, to build a crazy test & development CARP setup:
- A small managed switch (8+ ports) preferably with a CLI interface like HP Procurves 25xx.
- Two small fanless MP amd64 machines with 3+ NIC and a serial console like PC Engines APU or Lanner LEC.
I'm based in Europe, please contact me if you can help out.
If you have the hardware or money to help out, please get in contact.
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