Re: Net device byte statistics
From: Jeff Sipek (jeffpc_at_optonline.net)
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 23:49:40 -0400 To: Bernd Eckenfels <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
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On Thursday 24 July 2003 23:26, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> In article <email@example.com> you wrote:
> > I almost thought that would be it. I do understand that that code needs
> > to be really clean, but, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't GCC's long
> > long implementation efficient enough to only add minimal overhead to
> > that?
> I think there is mainly an issue with atomic incremets. I am not sure if
> the counter can be incremeted concurrently, or if the code path would be
> serialized, but there is always the reading side, which may need to retry
> an read. Besides that, the counter is in the fast path, so it will add some
> delay to packet handling.
> I guess a 64bit implementation will need to be a per-cpu solution.
I am actually working on it.
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