Interesting networking talk

Levi Pearson levi at
Thu Feb 9 14:28:58 MST 2006

Apparently Van Jacobson just gave a talk at, in which  
he talked about speeding up Linux networking by streamlining the data  
path from network card to userspace.  It's pretty interesting that  
moving the network stack /out/ of the kernel gave a huge performance  
increase.  Definitely worth looking at for anyone interested in high- 
performance networking and OS kernels.

The slides from the talk are here: 
And there's a good summary here (search for Net Channels): http://


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