Beg to differ - I have a nokia IP330 with a P166 CPU.
Turning on polling increased the machine's load to a noticeable level.
So its really "YMMV" but slower CPUs may not benefit from that.
From: Steve Thomas [mailto:sthomas at consultant dot com]
Sent: Friday, 9 February 2007 9:58 a.m.
To: Lonnie Abelbeck; m0n0wall List
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Hardware suggestion
Good thought, I don't really know. AFAIK, turning on polling generally
improves performanceover having it turned off.