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From: Jeff Sipek <jeffpc@optonline.net>
To: Bernd Eckenfels <ecki@calista.eckenfels.6bone.ka-ip.net>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Net device byte statistics
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 23:49:40 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200307242349.48394.jeffpc@optonline.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <E19ftDj-00016j-00@calista.inka.de>

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On Thursday 24 July 2003 23:26, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> In article <200307250437.50928.fredrik@dolda2000.cjb.net> you wrote:
> > I almost thought that would be it. I do understand that that code needs
> > to be really clean, but, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't GCC's long
> > long implementation efficient enough to only add minimal overhead to
> > that?
>
> I think there is mainly an issue with atomic incremets. I am not sure if
> the counter can be incremeted concurrently, or if the code path would be
> serialized, but there is always the reading side, which may need to retry
> an read. Besides that, the counter is in the fast path, so it will add some
> delay to packet handling.
>
> I guess a 64bit implementation will need to be a per-cpu solution.

I am actually working on it.

Jeff.

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  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-25  3:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-24 23:56 Net device byte statistics Fredrik Tolf
2003-07-25  0:22 ` Bernd Eckenfels
2003-07-25  2:37   ` Fredrik Tolf
2003-07-25  3:26     ` Bernd Eckenfels
2003-07-25  3:49       ` Jeff Sipek [this message]
2003-07-25  3:54     ` Jeff Sipek
2003-07-25  7:03   ` Denis Vlasenko
2003-07-25  7:01     ` Andre Hedrick
2003-07-25 16:23     ` Jeff Sipek
2003-07-25 17:20       ` Randy.Dunlap
2003-07-25 17:55         ` Jeff Sipek
2003-07-25 17:58           ` Randy.Dunlap
2003-07-25 21:55             ` jw schultz
2003-07-25 22:51               ` Jeff Sipek
2003-07-26  0:08                 ` Ben Greear
2003-07-26  0:44                   ` jw schultz

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