Experimental performance evaluation of a hybrid packet reception scheme for networking subsystem

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Abstract

The heavy traffic introduced by Gigabit networks can result a significant performance degradation of network hosts. degradation happens as a result of the interrupt overhead with the high rate of packet arrivals. NAPI, a reception mechanism integrated into the latest version Linux networking subsystem, was designed to improve performance to suit today's Gigabit traffic. NAPI is a major step up from earlier reception mechanisms; , NAPI has shortcomings and its performance can be enhanced. A hybrid packet reception scheme that between interrupt disabling-enabling (DE) and (NAPI) can better improve the performance of Gigabit hosts. In this paper we prove experimentally that the scheme can boost under different traffic load the performance of general-purpose network or servers running network I/O-bound applications. implementation of the hybrid scheme is done in the latest version of Linux kernel 2.6.15.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2008
Pages84-88
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2008 - Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 16 Dec 200818 Dec 2008

Other

Other2008 International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2008
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAl Ain
Period16/12/0818/12/08

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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Salah, K., & Qahtan, A. (2008). Experimental performance evaluation of a hybrid packet reception scheme for networking subsystem. In 2008 International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2008 (pp. 84-88). [4781671] https://doi.org/10.1109/INNOVATIONS.2008.4781671