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Re: BGP and memory

  • From: Ryan K. Brooks
  • Date: Wed Oct 13 14:21:50 1999



Phillip Vandry wrote:

> I think you are forgetting that these routes need to be stored in a data
> structure that allows fast queries as well as fast inserts and deletes.
> That index takes space, and your "sh ip bgp" doesn't show you that.
>
> Yeah, let's store the routing table in a linked list!
>

Actually, that isn't that crazy...  There's quite a bit of silicon out there that can
read link lists very fast (fast enough to paint video frames as an example)...  But I
suppose we're talking about processor-based (software) routing for the most part..

Ryan Brooks
ryan@inc.net

>
> -Phil
>
> > No, if someone want to implement the core BGP in the 8 MB ram, he can do
> > it as well (through the cost of his work + cost of debug should be much
> > greater than the cost of 128RAM memory -:)).
> >
> > Aleksei Roudnev, Network Operations Center, Relcom, Moscow
> > (+7 095) 194-19-95 (Network Operations Center Hot Line),(+7 095) 230-41-41, N 1
> > 3729 (pager)
> > (+7 095) 196-72-12 (Support), (+7 095) 194-33-28 (Fax)
> >
> >






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