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Optimizing the FreeBSD IP and TCP Stack

André Oppermann

FreeBSD has gained fine grained locking in the network stack throughout the 5.x-RELEASE series cumulating in FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE. Hardware architecture and performance charateristics have evolved significantly since various BSD networking subsystems have been designed and implemented. This talk gives a detailed look into the implementation and design changes in FreeBSD 7-CURRENT to extract the maximum network performance the underlying hardware.

About the Author

André Oppermann is a entrepreneur and FreeBSD kernel developer. He has done a fundraise in June 05 to spend full 3 month working exclusively on optimzing FreeBSD's IP and TCP stacks.


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