Re: router CPU usage?

  • To: "David R. Conrad" <davidc at apnic dot net>
  • Subject: Re: router CPU usage?
  • From: William Wong <wwong at hkt dot net>
  • Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 17:58:07 +0800 (HKT)
  • Cc: apops at apnic dot net
  • In-reply-to: <199705090537.OAA23372 at dot apnic dot net>
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    • Normal CPU usage is not too hard but when there is a route flap or a BGP 
      reset, it can go up as high as 99% on our 7000 for a while but on the 
      75xx, the high CPU usage won't substain as long.
       On Fri, 9 May 1997, David R. Conrad wrote:
      > Hi,
      > A very informal survey...
      > Out of curiosity, of those ISPs who are running with full tables out
      > there, can you tell me how hard your routers are working (e.g., % CPU
      > utilization) and what kind of routers they are?
      > To start: APNIC has a PC Unix box for a router (Pentium 100 Mhz, 64 MB
      > memory, FDDI connection to NSPIXP-2) and CPU load of the gated process
      > is around 0.05% (22 MByte memory image -- I'm seeing around 48K
      > routes).  Of course, since we aren't switching too many packets,
      > APNIC's info isn't particularly relevant...
      > This is purely for informational purposes -- please send me mail and
      > I'll summarize (or keep confidential if you'd prefer)...
      > Thanks,
      > -drc
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