High Performance Google Code in New Kernel

On August 1st our benevolent dictator released the latest version of the Linux kernel, 2.6.35. Among the list of new features, which includes Btrfs and XFS file system support, is the inclusion of two patches submitted by Google employee Tom Herbert. The two patches, which implement Receive Packet Steering (RPS) and later Receive Flow Steering (RFS), give the kernel the capability to nearly triple network throughput by spreading the processing of the network packets across multiple cpu cores.

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