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Date:	Tue, 06 Nov 2007 21:28:03 +0100
From:	Jarek Poplawski <>
To:	Radu Rendec <>
Subject: Re: Endianness problem with u32 classifier hash masks

Radu Rendec wrote, On 11/06/2007 06:00 PM:

> On Tue, 2007-11-06 at 09:43 -0500, jamal wrote:
>> On Tue, 2007-06-11 at 15:25 +0100, Jarek Poplawski wrote:
>>> Yes, it saves one htonl() on the slow path!
>> Would it feel better to say grew down exponentially from version 1 to
>> 3? ;->

Sure, but I felt much better after this:

> Actually I'm not impatient at all, because the shaping machine at the
> ISP where I work is already patched with my original patch, and cpu
> usage has gone from 100% to 8% after implementing hashes ;->

I'm not so lucky to see this code working, so I didn't expect earlier
this place could be so meaningful. As a matter of fact I've thought
Jamal exaggerates about this fast path... Now, I try to understand
why it didn't come out earlier. Anyway, Radu - my congratulations!

>>>> Please give yourself a little pat on the back for me.
>>> Wait a minute! Don't forget to take a picture or something!
>> He needs the other arm for balance;-> so unless someone else takes the
>> photo, i would say that should he be successful taking the photo, that
>> achievement itself needs a double-self-pat-on-the-back (which i am going
>> to say if he can also take a photo of needs to go on some records book)
> I'm sorry to disappoint you, guys, but most probably I'll pat myself on
> the back here at work, after I get enthusiastic about the patches. So my
> fellow colleagues will take the picture for me. If I get really
> enthusiastic, then I'll have my both arms available for patting :)

Alas, I don't take pictures either, but, it seems, any way should be
good if it's visible for whom are you patted by!

Jarek P.
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