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From: jamal <>
To: "David S. Miller" <>
Cc: <>, <>, <>,
	<>, <>
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] NF-HIPAC: High Performance Packet Classification
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 08:03:32 -0400 (EDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

It would be nice if people would start ccing networking related
discussions to netdev. I missed the first part of the discussion
but i take it the NF-HIPAC posted a patch.. BTW, I emailed the authors
when i read the paper but never heard back.
What i wanted the authors was to compare against one of the tc
classifiers not iptables.

On Thu, 26 Sep 2002, David S. Miller wrote:

> You are talking about a lot of independant things, but I'm going
> to defer my contributions until we have actual code people can
> start plugging netfilter into if they want.

I hacked some code using the traffic control framework around OLS time;
there are a lot of ideas i havent incorporated yet. Too many hacks, too
little time ;-> I think this is what i may have showed Roberto on my
laptop over a drink.
I probably wouldnt have put this code out if my complaints about
netfilter werent ignored.
And you know what happens when you start writting poetry, I ended worrying
more than just about the performance problems of iptables; for example
the code i have now makes it easy to extend the path a packet takes using
simple policies.
The code i have is based around tc framework. One thing i liked about
netfilter is the idea of targets being separate modules; so the code i
have infact makes uses of netfilter targets.
I plan on revisiting this code at some point, maybe this weekend now that
i am reminded of it ;->
Take a look:

> About using syslog to record messages, that is doomed to failure,
> implement log messages via netlink and use that to log the events
> instead.

Agreed, you need a netlink to syslog converter.
Netlink is king -- all the policies in the above code are netlink
controlled. All events are also netlink transported. You dont have to send
every little message you see; netlink allows you to batch and you could
easily do a nagle like algorithm. Next steps are a distributed version
of netlink..


  parent reply	other threads:[~2002-09-26 12:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
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2002-09-26  0:31   ` Andi Kleen
2002-09-26  0:29     ` David S. Miller
2002-09-26  0:46       ` Andi Kleen
2002-09-26  0:44         ` David S. Miller
2002-09-26  9:00       ` Roberto Nibali
2002-09-26  9:06         ` David S. Miller
2002-09-26  9:24           ` Roberto Nibali
2002-09-26  9:21             ` David S. Miller
2002-09-26 15:13             ` James Morris
2002-09-26 20:51               ` Roberto Nibali
2002-09-26 10:25           ` Roberto Nibali
2002-09-26 10:20             ` David S. Miller
2002-09-26 10:49               ` Roberto Nibali
2002-09-26 12:03           ` jamal [this message]
2002-09-26 20:23             ` Roberto Nibali
2002-09-27 13:57               ` jamal
2002-09-26 12:04         ` Andi Kleen
2002-09-26 20:49           ` Roberto Nibali
2002-09-30 17:36         ` Bill Davidsen
2002-10-02 17:37           ` Roberto Nibali
2002-09-26  1:17     ` Nivedita Singhvi
2002-09-26  1:15       ` Andi Kleen
2002-09-26  0:06 Nivedita Singhvi
2002-09-26  0:03 ` David S. Miller
2002-09-26  0:50   ` Nivedita Singhvi
2002-09-26  0:40     ` David S. Miller
2002-09-26  1:09       ` Nivedita Singhvi

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