[Bridge] [RFC PATCH v2] bridge: make it possible for packets to traverse the bridge without hitting netfilter

David Miller davem at davemloft.net
Fri Mar 6 17:49:30 UTC 2015


From: Imre Palik <imrep.amz at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:34:29 +0100

> Removed those pieces of the packet pipeline that I don't necessarily
> need one-by-one.  Then measured their effect on small packet
> performance.
> 
> This was the only part that produced considerable effect.
> 
> The pure speculation was about why the effect is more than 15%
> increase in packet throughput, although the code path avoided
> contains way less code than 15% of the packet pipeline.  It seems,
> Felix Fietkau profiled similar changes, and found my guess well
> founded.

Yes and that's the part being left out, the "why".

That's part of what I expect in the justification.

Look, we're not doing things this way.  We need to find a clean
and generic way to make the netfilter hooks as cheap as possible
when netfilter rules are not in use.


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