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 From:  "Chris Buechler" <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Beta 1.3b1 released
 Date:  Sat, 23 Dec 2006 16:24:10 -0500
On 12/23/06, Dennis Karlsson <dennis at denniskarlsson dot com> wrote:
> Hi
> FYI;
> The firewall CPU usage goes up to 100% when downloading a few torrents
> at a total of 5-6MB/s.

What are your hardware specs?

This is likely normal and was expected (unless your hardware is
clearly oversized).  This version of FreeBSD requires significantly
more hardware than previous versions, though with SMP systems it's
faster than the older versions.  With multi-core CPU's becoming the
norm, OS's have had to make changes to take advantage of SMP.  In the
process, uniprocessor systems, especially sub-300 MHz systems, have
seen a significant performance reduction.  You'll see your max
throughput drop roughly in half on slower hardware.