netasq v8 load

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Hi all

I have a constant load average of 1.1 on a ns-bsd box (freebsd tuned for
netasq firewalls).
The "ps aux" gives me the following informations:

USER     PID %CPU %MEM   VSZ   RSS  TT  STAT STARTED      TIME COMMAND
admin     38 53.4  0.0     0     8  ??  DL   Fri08AM 4452:17.71 [pollng:
cpu0]
admin     33 37.1  0.0     0     8  ??  RL   Fri08AM 3532:43.04 [pollng:
idle]


Does somebody knows what is the [pollng: cpu0] process ?
Thanks in advance
regards



Re: netasq v8 load

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Hi.



You can have more informations on pollng by folowwing this link:
http://www.netasq.com/opensource/pollng-rev1-freebsd.tgz

or by searching through freebsd-net archives.

Very basically, this is a process which takes all available CPU to
react faster when network packets comes in.


Yvan.

Re: netasq v8 load
Hi
Thank you for your answer Yvan, very interresting informations, I understant
what pollng is now..

The load-average came after upgrading the firmware on a F200 from release
7.0.6.2 to 8.0.1.1 . I guess that it is a normal load for that kind of
firewalls... On top of that, the global response time of the box is still
correct.

thanks



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There have been lots of major changes between 7.0.x and 8.0.x, including ....
pollng :-)

As long as the highest process is pollng, this means that your appliance is not
so much loaded.


Yvan.

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