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 From:  Dave Warren <maillist at devilsplayground dot net>
 To:  Manuel Kasper <mk at neon1 dot net>
 Cc:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] 1.2b5+ BitTorrent problem
 Date:  Sun, 27 Mar 2005 04:51:00 -0700
Manuel Kasper wrote:

>On 26.03.2005 15:47 -0500, Chris Buechler wrote:
>>Seems that any of the 5.3-based betas have an issue with handling
>>huge numbers of packets.  BitTorrent is one easy way to replicate
>>the problem.
>>With a 4501 and 1.2b7, downloading about 400 KBps and uploading 2-3
>>KBps on BitTorrent pegs the CPU on m0n0wall at 100%.  With 1.2b3 and
>>earlier I used BT without any issues.
>Here's a little performance comparison between 1.2b3 and 1.2b7 in the
>default configuration (+ one inbound NAT/firewall rule) on a net4801
>using iperf (in TCP mode for throughput and in UDP mode with minimal
>packet size for pps):
Is it CPU related or is there some other performance limiting factor?

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