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Re: PBR needing to hit the cpu?

  • From: Tony Li
  • Date: Mon Sep 19 02:39:51 2005


That's not at all surprising. PBR would be pretty hard to push into a hardware forwarding path.
Not impossible, but certainly challenging.

 Doesn't the SUP-720(PFC3B) support (some forms of) PBR in hardware ?



As has been pointed out to me privately, the SUP-720 does flow cache PBR support. Now, if you consider a flow cache to be acceptable performance, and the flow descriptor fits within the policies that you wanna write and you fit within the performance boundaries of a SUP-720, well, that may be a suitable solution.

Tony






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