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Date:	Thu, 15 Oct 2009 07:20:41 +1030
From:	Mark Smith <>
To:	Luca Deri <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,,,
Subject: Re: PF_RING: Include in main line kernel?

Hi Luca, David,

On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 22:34:17 +0200
Luca Deri <> wrote:

> David
> so do you want me to start porting PF_RING facilities into PF_PACKET?  
> As I have said I;m not against this: my goal is to include this work  
> into the linux kernel, as it has been separate for too long.

I'd like to see that. One of my main uses for Linux is as a network
troubleshooting "pocket knife", so anything that can improve or make
more functional the packet capturing capabilities is really appreciated
by people like me.


> Luca
> On Oct 14, 2009, at 10:29 PM, David Miller wrote:
> > From: Luca Deri <>
> > Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 22:26:25 +0200
> >
> >> I agree that some PF_RING features could be merged into
> >> PF_PACKET. However PF_RING is not just about improving packet capture
> >> but it implements facilities that can be used by many monitoring
> >> applications including, packet balancing, reflection, layer-7 packet
> >> filtering, pf_ring socket clustering just to name a few. You can read
> >> about PF_RING feature into this tutorial:
> >>
> >
> > I've already researched several times what PF_RING does and
> > is capable of doing, and my position still stands that none of
> > it can't be added to existing facilities.
> >
> > It's been an out of tree hack for years, and if it stays as
> > a seperate facility it's likely to stay that way.
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