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Date:	Fri, 29 Jun 2007 09:16:34 -0700
From:	Ben Greear <>
To:	Patrick McHardy <>
CC:, David Miller <>,,,,
Subject: Re: Multiqueue and virtualization WAS(Re: [PATCH 3/3] NET: [SCHED]
 Qdisc changes and sch_rr added for multiqueue

Patrick McHardy wrote:
> Ben Greear wrote:
>> Could someone give a quick example of when I am wrong and promisc mode
>> would allow
>> a NIC to receive a significant number of packets not really destined for
>> it?
> In a switched environment it won't have a big effect, I agree.
> It might help avoid receiving unwanted multicast traffic, which
> could be more significant than unicast.
> Anyways, why be wasteful when it can be avoided .. :)
Ok, I had forgotten about multicast, thanks for the reminder!

Ben Greear <> 
Candela Technologies Inc

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