Bird - hardware, vm.

Lauro, John jlauro at
Mon Dec 11 00:05:59 CET 2017

Haven't tried it myself, but doing a quick google, netmap works fine in a virtual machine.

Back in 2013 vmware 5.5 was pushing 7.5 million pps with 8 10GbE (and a lot of network optimizations between 5.5 and 6.5), and machines are faster now, 40Gbe and 100Gbe are more common, etc...  but how many people is that a bottleneck?  Networking between vms on the same host are already faster than going out a physical nic.

What level of performance do you need that doesn't work in a vm?

From: David S. [david at]
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2017 4:01 PM
To: Lauro, John
Cc: Mike Neo; bird-users at
Subject: Re: Bird - hardware, vm.


How about "kernel bypass" to increase the network performance?
In my case, I installed netmap to increase the network performance and I'm not sure if it's work on virtual machine.


Best regards,
David S.
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p. 087881216110

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