Fri, 21 Jul 2000 17:27:25 +0200
On Fri, Jul 21, 2000 at 10:47:06PM +1000, Ingo Luetkebohle wrote:
> How exact is that measurement? I'd say that 5% performance loss *is* a
> problem. Not that much in itself, but when coupled with other stuff (e.g.,
> normal packet filter rules), it quickly adds up.
I would guess that you will never reach 100% CPU load in case if you are
handling even 100Mbit ethernet on SMP like mine (dual PIII-550).
My tests were performed on loopback interface with average packet rate
of 4000 pkts/sec, CPU load was almost 100% (in case of croos-testing,
i.e. from anothet stations over 100M ether it is near 10%).
So I do not think that it does matter, extereme conditions are extreme
conditions and may only be used as a measurement of stability of system
anyway (what is exactly was the reason of my test).