2017-12-03 21:13:52 UTC
just wondering if anyone else has tried using renice to
de-prioritise other processes in an effort to give more cpu
time to packet forwarding in the kernel ?
While Im certain that there significant risks to system stability
and other functionality of the system if one were to carpet bomb
the process list pids with renice 20. Perhaps the current defaults
are for general purpose systems ? Perhaps other network
Administrators have tweaked background processes where a system
was a single purpose system such as a Router, Firewall or Bridge.
Also is the softnet process (as seen by command top -SH) only
interrupt handling of packets ?
or does it cover processing (e.g. forwarding if enabled ) (either
bridging or routing depending on network config)
any advice welcome ...